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Students of the University of Houston. Houstonian 1993 - Student Life. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. August 22, 2014. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/yearb/item/19121/show/18925.

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Students of the University of Houston. Houstonian 1993 - Student Life. Houstonian Yearbook Collection. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/yearb/item/19121/show/18925

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Transcript The Tradition Continues,,, (continued from page 53) Each year the shows became more elaborate, with groups competing to win the coveted Top 10 Act Awards. Fiesta City, which consisted of Western storefronts connected to large carnival tents, featured full-scale variety shows, a midway full of carnival games, dances, eating establishments and special events such as a beard growing contest. In the 1950s, the week-long Frontier Fiesta governors routinely signed a state charter recognizing Fiesta City for one week each year. However, in 1959, Frontier Fiesta was discontinued. Several reasons were cited for cancelling the event. Those reasons included concern among administrators and faculty about students missing class to work on the event. Many of the students would begin working on Fiesta in Janu- was attended by more than 100,000 people. The event received national publicity in publications such as Life magazine and was attended by numerous celebrities, including Humphrey Bogart, Anne Baxter and James Gardner. "Frontier Fiesta was the event in this part of the United States for young people," said Glenn Lilie, chairman of CPI Group, who participated in the event in the late 1950s. "In 1958,1 believe attendance was close to 120,000. We had a downtown Houston parade that lasted about two hours." Fiesta was operated entirely by students who held positions such as general chairman, business manager, Fiesta Gazette editor, sheriff and censor. Students managed budgets in excess of $100,000 and solicited thousands of dollars of donated supplies. In the 1950s, Texas ary and would spend long hours creating the elaborate Fiesta theaters and shows. When Fiesta was discontinued, "it broke our hearts," said Margaret Bock, who participated in the event in the 1950s. "Nobody else had anything like this. Can you imagine what it would be like to build your own Western city? It was just a lot of fun, and the people in Houston loved it." In an unsuccessful call for its reinstatement, the 1960 Houstonian yearbook published a 28-page spread on past Frontier Fiestas and said, "The spirit of Fiesta has been the spirit of the University of Houston. Thought and consideration, then hard work, could revive its color, its excitement, its spirit. And once again Yosemite Sam's phrase rang out 'You'd better be thar'...and we will." The Houston Steel Light Orchestra performed on the Midway Stage for a large audience. During the festivities, many live bands performed. Photo by Tony Bullard. The Quarterback Challenge let participants test their throwing skills. But if football was not your style, there was also a basketball game. All proceeds from the carnival games were divded equally-half went to the organization and the other went to M.D. Anderson Library. Photo by Tony Bullard. Several alumni also took part in the They even had their own large-stage tion. In the background they re-created the old booths. Photo by Tony Bullard. revival, produc- some of 54 ••• Student Life Frontier Fiesta 55