Flipping Willy: a crew lifts the William Marsh Rice statue in turning the statue back around to face East
The statue of William Marsh Rice, with straps attached to a crane’s lifting cable. A crew member is holding on to the rear of the statue while a colleague waits near the base below, in preparation for returning the statue to its original position, following an overnight prank. Original resource is a black and white photograph.
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.
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