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Digital Library of South Dakota

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Hobo Day is the homecoming celebration for South Dakota State University. The first Hobo Day occurred November 2, 1912. Homecoming thrives at South Dakota State University and is the largest one day event in the state. The return of alumni to their alma mater for a weekend of football, fun and memories has flourished and grown over the decades, embodying the essence of Jackrabbit Pride.

The collection of photographs features activities that were held around and during Hobo Day. Included are images of Hobo Day activities, marching bands, the Beard & Pigtail Contest, the Bummobile, Blue Key Smoker, Hobo Day Committee, dignitaries and parade marshals, early years of Hobo Day, parade floats, football games, razor burial, royalty, Kangaroo Court, additional parade pictures, Hobo Day promotion images including buttons, and Hobo Day pictures from the 1990s and 2000s.

 
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