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Earl Rogers as the Snake Charmer from the 1926 May Fete. Sitting on a stump near the English Coulee Rogers extends a snake into the air. The May Fete was a modest production from 1909-1916 until Nell Martindale took over as head and expanded the small show into a spectacular dance-drama. From 1917 to 1927, May Fete saw elaborate sets and as many as 500 performers. The last May Fete was in 1927 when Martindale resigned to be married.


Students -- North Dakota -- Grand Forks; Universities & colleges -- North Dakota -- Grand Forks

Places Depicted

North Dakota--Grand Forks; North Dakota; North Dakota--English Coulee (N.D.)

Organizations Depicted

University of North Dakota; May Fete (University of North Dakota)

People Depicted

Rogers, Earl


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


May Fete, Student, English Coulee, Tree Stump, Snake, Costume, Coulees, Snake charmers, Costume, College students, Plays, Tree trunks, Performing arts