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Fake body placed in construction rubble as prank

Riddick Stadium, NCSU (Raleigh, N.C.)
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Item information

Title:
Fake body placed in construction rubble as prank
Topics:
Campus and Town
Subjects:
Practical jokes
Stadiums
Wrecking
Original Format:
Black-and-white print (photograph); 8 x 10 inches
Item identifier:
0004143
Contributor:
Created Date:
Description:
A fake accident with a bogus body buried under tons of debris from Riddick Stadium horrified workmen temporarily at North Carolina State University, April 19, 1968. Unidentified students had constructed the false torso and legs and toppled concrete over the battered remains. Red paint completed the scene which greeted demolition workman as they began their destruction on the 50-year-old landmark this morning. Macon Roland, (left) a physical plant administrator, and Prof. L. L. (Bing) Miller (right) view the prank. Rike Construction Co. of Winston-Salem has the demolition contract for the old stadium.
Genre:
Humorous pictures
Photographs
Names:

Location:
Raleigh (N.C)
Digital Project:
University Archives Photographs

Building:

Community:
Raleigh
State:
North Carolina

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