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Identification #

UAP 6267


Sigma Chi Fraternity's snow sculpture for the 1965 King Kold Karnival. The sculpture depicts a large train with the Sioux mascot as the conductor, a train track, and a large gopher head. The train is about to run over the gopher head. The Sigma Nu house stands in the background. The winter festival known as the King Kold Karnival was a staple at UND from 1951-1968. The event usually included contests, sled races, dances, beauty pageants, and most notably large snow sculptures. A brief resurgence emerged in 1979 but was not continued.


King Kold Karnival; Sigma Chi; Fraternity; Snow Sculpture; Sigma Nu; Greek letter societies; Snow sculpture; Automobile trains; Mascots; Gophers; Signs and signboards; College buildings

Places Depicted

North Dakota--Grand Forks; North Dakota

Organizations Depicted

Sigma Chi Fraternity; University of North Dakota; King Kold Karnival (Grand Forks, N.D.)


Elwyn B. Robinson Department of Special Collections, Chester Fritz Library, University of North Dakota