Flipping Willy: a crew evaluates the William Marsh Rice statue in preparation for turning the statue back around to face East
Rice students pulled off one of the most famous Rice pranks by turning the statue of William Marsh Rice around to face Fondren Library on the morning of Tuesday April 12, 1988. Only one student was caught. Turning the statue back around afterwards proved to be a difficult task.
Two men on a ladder beside the statue of William Marsh Rice, attempting to insert a crowbar between the base and the pedestal, as preparations are made to return the statue to its original position. A number of onlookers and assistants can be seen, with Fondren Library visible in the background. Original resource is a black and white photograph.
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