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Collection 1228 - The Sweet Pea Carnivals of Bozeman, Montana

Creator: Dagterom, Frances Teslow

Provenance Note: History research paper written by Frances Teslow in the mid 1940s was donated to the Montana State University Library in 1978 by Merrill G. Burlingame, Bozeman, Montana.

Historical Note: Frances Teslow, class of 1947, was a student at Montana State College. She wrote a history of the Sweet Pea Carnivals for a history class research assignment.

Content Description Note: Eleven page typescript history of the inception and development of the Sweet Pea Carnival in Bozeman Montana which lasted from 1906-1913. The carnival was begun by the Bozeman Commercial Club (Chamber of Commerce) as an effort to make Bozeman a commercial center The paper describes the festivities, parade, floats and the coronation of the royal court of the festival. The carnival was discontinued because of impending war in Europe and the disillusionment of organizers that there was little commercial return to the community. Teslow's paper contains no bibliography or footnotes.

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