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Houstonian 1960
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Students of the University of Houston. Houstonian 1960 - Frontier Fiesta. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. August 22, 2014. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/yearb/item/6814/show/6553.

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Students of the University of Houston. Houstonian 1960 - Frontier Fiesta. Houstonian Yearbook Collection. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/yearb/item/6814/show/6553

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Title Houstonian 1960
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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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Title Frontier Fiesta
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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 A Collegiat Celebration in a False-Front Town For three days recently the University of Hous- ton cancelled all classes and most students cut the rest of the week too. They needed all their daylight hours to work on the university's "Frontier Fiesta" and much of the night to enjoy it. For fiesta the students built a false- fronter early Western town that the governor actually chartered as a city for the week. There university fraternities, sororities, and other solvent student groups put on 11 shows, ranging from cancan acts to satires on the old West. Yankees caught in town after dark were gleefully jailed and everyone was forced to turn in their "Yankee" money. Ten cents "Yankee" brought $10 Confederate, the only currency accepted as legal tender in the fiesta. Despite a tornado warning the first night, the official censors who kept the shows decorous and an enforced 12:30 curfew, the shows made $73,- 000 for the students. With the profits they plan to buy, among other things, shelters at bus stops so they can rest up in the shade. FIESTA ENTRANCE drew the 73,000 visitors of the week straight into a tented country store. Courtesy LIFE Copyright 1958 Time, Inc.