1995 Bonfire, number 1
The Aggie Bonfire was a Texas A&M tradition from 1909 until the last offical one in 1998. "In preparation for the much-anticipated annual football game against "t.u.", as Aggies refer to their rival, the student-built Texas Aggie Bonfire would burn after Yell Practice. The lighting ceremony included the playing of "The Spirit of Aggieland" by the Fightin' Texas Aggie Band and the traditional reading of "The Last Corps Trip" poem. An outhouse, known as the "t.u. tea room" or "t.u. frat house" was built by sophomores in the Aggie band and sat atop the completed Bonfire. Aggie lore has it that if the Bonfire stood until after midnight, they would win the game. "
DescriptionThe 1995 Bonfire would be the one of the last few to burn before the tragic collapse of Bonfire 1999. Physical description: color prints (photographs)15X10mm
Michael Kellett (1995). 1995 Bonfire, number 1. Available electronically from