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Engineering students with snake float in 1930 Engineers Fair, in honor of Saint Patrick

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Title:
Engineering students with snake float in 1930 Engineers Fair, in honor of Saint Patrick
Topics:
Student Life
Engineering
Subjects:
Engineers
Parades
Parade floats
Snakes
Original Format:
Black-and-white print (photograph); 5 x 7 inches
Item identifier:
0005901
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Created Date:
Description:
Transcribed from photograph: Engineering students honored St. Patrick as the patron saint of their profession. St. Patrick, they claimed, in driving the snakes from Ireland, had invented the first "worm drive." In commemoration of this legendary feat, the annual Engineers' Fair would culminate in festivities honoring St. Patrick. In 1930 students constructed a 200-foot replica of one of the worms for a parade along Raleigh's Fayetteville Street.
Genre:
Photographs
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Location:
Raleigh (N.C)
Digital Project:
University Archives Photographs

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