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Frontier Fiesta Association Staff. 1951 Frontier Fiesta Program - Page 2. 1951. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. August 1, 2014. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/p15195coll14/item/272/show/269.

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Frontier Fiesta Association Staff. (1951). 1951 Frontier Fiesta Program - Page 2. University of Houston Frontier Fiesta. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/p15195coll14/item/272/show/269

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Title 1951 Frontier Fiesta Program
Creator (LCNAF)
  • Frontier Fiesta Association Staff
Publisher University of Houston
Date 1951
Subject.Topical (LCSH)
  • Frontier Fiesta (University of Houston)
  • Festivals
  • University of Houston
Subject.Geographic (TGN)
  • Houston, Texas
Genre (AAT)
  • programs (documents)
Language English
Physical Description 4 page program
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Original Item Location ID 1996-003, Box 1, Folder 13
Original Collection UH Frontier Fiesta Collection
Original Collection URL http://archon.lib.uh.edu/?p=collections/controlcard&id=145
Digital Collection University of Houston Frontier Fiesta
Digital Collection URL http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/p15195coll14
Repository Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries
Repository URL http://info.lib.uh.edu/about/campus-libraries-collections/special-collections
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Original Collection UH Frontier Fiesta Collection, 1941-1993 http://archon.lib.uh.edu/index.php?p=collections/controlcard&id=145
Repository Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries
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Transcript -80,000 Expected Fiesta To See Biggest Year "South Wins Civil War," banner headlines of 10,000 copies of Fiesta Gazettes informed crowds that paid a rough total of $39,000 to see last year's Frontier Fiesta. The South is proceeding with a mild plan of Yankeeland reconstruction this year as the campus and Houston readies for the "Greatest College Show on Earth," Frontier Fiesta of 1951. Sixteen shows and seven concessions will line the midway this year. Though there were eight more of each in the '50 western blowout, Fiesta officials concluded after the four-night run that a reduction in quantity might improve quality of the shows. The first Frontier Fiesta, originated in 1940, was a financial failure. Rain poured for three days and the Fiesta was postponed to the next week. The disconcerting beginning would have been enough to end a student whim, but the student body had a student union building as its goal. This project remained the objective of the '41 Fiesta and would have have been the goal of the show in '42 if the war crisis had not ended the extravaganza until 1946. With the veteran students enrolling fast, a student vote in '46 revealed the students' feelings on recreation of the spring University show. "When the stu dents voted to return the Fiesta, we didn't count the votes, we weighed them," E. E. Oberholtzer, president emeritus, said at the time. An estimated 25,000 people saw the revival of the Fiesta in 1947. Presented for three nights, an estimated 10,000 persons saw the Fiesta the final night. An automobile was offered for the first time as prize for the best-all-around beard in '47. The Fiesta began equaling its slogan, "greatest college show on earth," in 1948 and in 1949 the first outstanding financially successful Fiesta was staged. It ran four nights. In this year the administration promised to build a student union building and a suggestion for another Fiesta goal was accepted. The 1950 show would begin a fund for a campus swimming pool. After expenses amounting to over $18,000 were paid, the fund for the pool had been increased to around $12,000 in '50, Jim Ayers, business manager of the 1951 Fiesta, said. The seventh Frontier Fiesta opens for a five-night run Tuesday, April 3. For five nights a recreation of the old west along with can-can girls, desperadoes, dead sheriffs and Yankees will light up the north side of the campus. Red-eye should flow as fash as the customers can produce confederate dollars.