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June 5, 2024

Celebrating 79 years of The Spartan statue

From Beaumont Tower to Spartan Stadium, Michigan State University’s campus is filled with iconic locations — and The Spartan statue is no exception. Dedicated June 9, 1945, the nearly 10-foot sculpture has stood tall for 79 years. A meeting place and landmark for decades, The Spartan statue will be a special place on this campus home for years to come.

All images belong to MSU Archives and Historical Collections unless otherwise noted. Banner image by Nick Schrader.

This story has been updated and was originally published in June 2023.

By: Liam Boylan-Pett and Kelsie Lane

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