1947 news - Golden Jubilee Homecoming Parade Draws 20,000
This following news article appeared as the big headlines in The Alva Review-Courier, Alva, OK, Thursday, October 23, 1947, frontpage headlines: "Golden Jubilee Homecoming Parade to Draw 20,000 Visitors To City Festival."
Also... other headlines read: "1,000 Teachers May Attend Convention Here This Weekend;" "State Bands to March Saturday In Jubilee Fete;" "Beautiful Floats," "22 Bands Highlights Sparkling Pageant;" and "Old Timers use $1,000, Know How To Land College."
There was also a picture of the NSC's first building, the venerable "Castle on the Hill." The caption under the picture of Northwestern State College's first building, "Castle on the Hill," said it was constructed at the cost of $87,000 which was appropriated by the territorial legislature after the contractors had been guaranteed payment by eight Alva businessmen who signed a bond guaranteeing the money. The building was designed by the school's first President James Ament after a French castle. It housed all the classrooms, administration offices and activity rooms, including a gymnasium on the third floor. It burned to the ground in 1935.
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