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UAP 13929


Tau Kappa Epsilon Fraternity's snow sculpture for the 1960 King Kold Karnival. A tall Native American holding a hockey stick with a gopher hanging off of it. The slogan on the roof reads: " A Real Swingin' Gopher." 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.


Tau Kappa Epsilon; Fraternity; Snow Sculpture; King Kold Karnival; Hockey; Greek letter societies; Snow sculpture; Festivals; Hockey sticks; Gophers; Indians of North America; Automobiles

Places Depicted

North Dakota--Grand Forks; North Dakota

Organizations Depicted

University of North Dakota; Tau Kappa Epsilon; King Kold Karnival (Grand Forks, N.D.)


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