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Looking Back: Turtle Trot and Dallin Oaks in a Top Hat


Students unpack the contestants for the 1968 “Turtle Trot,” a regular feature of the era’s Homecoming celebrations.
Turtle Trot. Courtesy L. Tom Perry Special Collections, UAP 2 F-233.

Above: Students unpack the contestants for the 1968 “Turtle Trot,” a regular feature of the era’s Homecoming celebrations.

Below: Dressed in 19th-century costume, President Dallin H. Oaks (BS ’54) rides a scraper behind a team of Clydesdales, helping break ground for the Centennial Carillon Tower on Feb. 13, 1975.

Dressed in 19th-century costume, President Dallin H. Oaks (BS ’54) rides a scraper behind a team of Clydesdales, helping break ground for the Centennial Carillon Tower on Feb. 13, 1975.
Breaking Ground. Courtesy L. Tom Perry Special Collections, UAP F-344

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