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Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity's snow sculpture for the 1960 King Kold Karnival. The sculpture portrays a Native American playing a bongo drum in the shape of a gopher head. 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; Alpha Tau Omega; Snow Sculpture; Fraternity; Snow sculpture; Greek letter societies; Winter festivals; Gophers; Indians of North America; Bongo; Trees

Places Depicted

North Dakota--Grand Forks; North Dakota

Organizations Depicted

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


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