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The Bat, played by Doris Payne from the 1922 May Fete. Behind her is the English Coulee. The old powerhouse (now Chandler Hall) can be seen in the distance. 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.
May Fete; Student; English Coulee; Chandler Hall; Costume; Coal-fired power plants; Coulees; College students; Trees; Dance; Costume; Bats
North Dakota--Grand Forks; North Dakota--English Coulee (N.D.); North Dakota
University of North Dakota; Chandler Hall (Grand Forks, N.D.)
Elwyn B. Robinson Department of Special Collections, Chester Fritz Library, University of North Dakota