Homecoming 2013

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Homecoming 2013 is here! The theme for this year is “Leaving a Crimson Legacy,” so let’s look back at some homecoming parades that left a legacy of elaborate decorations, beauty queens, and timely putdowns for our SEC rivals.

The images below (except where noted) are from the Educational Media Collection, highlighting events from the 1960s.

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(1963 Homecoming Queen — can anybody name her?)

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(Probably 1963, when we beat Mississippi State 20-19)

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(1964, Drum Major Bill Fuqua and Miss Alabama Carol Self leading the Million Dollar Band. [from University of Alabama Photographs])

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(Maybe 1964 — if so, David Ray did keep his foot in line, making a crucial field goal in the 4th quarter)

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(1964, the float for the School of Law. I wonder what they’re drinking? [from University of Alabama Photographs])

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(1965 Homecoming Queen, Leigh Stanford)

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(Probably 1965, when we beat Florida State 21-0)

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(Probably 1966, when we beat the Gamecocks 24-0)

Don’t forget to line up along University Boulevard bright and early Saturday morning (7 a.m.!) to see what our campus organizations have to offer this year.

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