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Students of the University of Houston. Houstonian 1957 - Features. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. April 20, 2014. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/yearb/item/2652/show/2485.

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Students of the University of Houston. Houstonian 1957 - Features. Houstonian Yearbook Collection. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/yearb/item/2652/show/2485

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Title Houstonian 1957
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  • Students of the University of Houston
Caption The Houstonian is the official yearbook of the University of Houston.
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  • University of Houston
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Title Features
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  • Students of the University of Houston
Caption The Houstonian is the official yearbook of the University of Houston.
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  • University of Houston
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Transcript Midway Echoes "Oh, When The Saints Go Marching In as Crowds Throng Fiesta City JD or three months of every year the University of Houston goes ripsnortin', wild, and wooly west. "Gun totin' cowpokes and denim-clad, boot-shod coeds roam the campus greeting each other with: "Hi-ya, Pard!" From February to April it's Frontier Fiesta time and all campus conversation takes on the ' He went that-a-way" flavor of television westerns. Frontier Fiesta, a student activity annual event, has grown from a three-show presentation 1940 to a sprawling seven-acre "city" with more than 20 attractions in 1957. Western atmosphere captures the campus with the annual Beard-growing Contest. Male students sprout chin-foliage in hopes of getting one of the awards for the funniest, reddest, ugliest, scrawniest, or most unusual beard. When the boys start sporting chin-feathers and the girls begin wearing boots and cowgirl costumes, the air is filled with "Better Be Thar," Frontier Fiesta spirit hits the campus. On the seven-acre tract known as "Fiesta City," replicas of famed saloons at the turn of the century seem to spring up over night. The Silver Moon, Crows Nest, and other of the log-cabin-pleasure- palace variety are built by a student body intent on setting up the "best" building the quickest. Fraternities, clubs, sororities and campus organizations all add their part to the Western event. Campus waddies and cowgirls still attend classes, but the conversation outside classrooms is limited to various ways of phrasing: "What are you doing for Fiesta?" Big event after big event keeps the campus in a constant buzz of excitement—first, Beard Contest— then the "Date Auction" in which ten of the prettiest girls and ten of the handsomest males are sold to the highest bidder for a dinner date—next the Kick-Off Dance, and finally the Opening Day. On April 22 the gates to "Fiesta City" open to the public drawing more than 100,000. 238