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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.


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

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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


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