Saluki Marooned by Robert P. Rickman

Nearly a generation has passed since SIU was a party school.

Halloween in the 80's and 90's on the strip.  But times change CLICK.
Halloween in the 80's and 90's on the strip. CLICK.

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And some people believe that without its party school reputation, Southern Illinois University has lost its identity.  It's been nearly a generation since Carbondale closed the bars along the strip during Halloween.  However things have changed.

 

But during the Roaring 70's Halloween at SIU was 24/7 and 364 days out of the year (except for Christmas)  Let's go back to the spring of 1971 and read what Earl, a psychology instructor had to say about taking the plug out of the jug,,,,

 

Protest on the Carbondale Strip, 1970.
Protest on the Carbondale Strip, 1970.  CLICK

 

 

 

 

 

But the 80's and 90's were nothing compared to the roaring 70's!  Because then, Halloween was all year long!

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