Fullerton College: A Pictorial History

Shown here in 1962, groundsman Captain Jerry Cross hangs a horseshoe outside the Men’s Gymnasium to ward off evil spirits which might keep FJC’s teams out of the winner’s circle. Cross could frequently be seen strolling the campus while singing and entertaining the students with his witty comments. Prior to being hired by FJC, Cross had spent thirty years in the Navy on the battleships USS Arkansas, Texas, and Wyoming. He was responsible for raising and lowering the American flag every day.
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