- Engineering students with snake float in 1930 Engineers Fair, in honor of Saint Patrick
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- Black-and-white print (photograph)
- 5 x 7 inches
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- 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.
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University Archives Photographs
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- Engineers' Week (UA023.023.083) held by Special Collections Research Center at NCSU Libraries
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