TUESDAY, APRIL 29, 1930
Four Hundred of Barnum and Perry Schools Wii! Take
Part in Program to Be Staged in Celebration
Of Oregon Trail Centennial.
A spectacular pageant in memory of the pioneers will mark
the celebration of the Oregon Trail centennial by Barnum and
Perry schools, Thursday and Friday.
Never in the history of Denver schools has a pageant of such
magnitude been attempted by an elementary school. More than
400 children from the fourth to eighth grades, inclusive, will take
part in the pageant.
The pageant, written and directed | live their experiences in a pageant
of this sort than to glean information from books alone," Miss Casey-
stated. "The living picture remains
in the memory longer."
The pageant will be given Thursday afternoon at 3:30 o'clock in Barnum school and again Friday evening at 8 o'clock.
by Miss Veronica Casey of Barnum,
is called "Ghosts of the Five Frontiers." There will be twenty-four
speaking parts and five episodes covering the westward movement, socially, historically and geographically on the five frontiers.
HELP IN ARRANGEMENTS.
All departments have co-operated
to make the pageant an outstanding
success. The music department furnished the musical numbers; the
physical education department, the
dances; art department, the scenery;
library and English department, the
poems and speaking parts, and the
idea was worked out by the social
science department as their project
for this semester.
Perry school, which is close to Barnum, was invited to participate in
The playground department of the
city schools has furnished more than
200 costumes for the event.
FRONTIER SONGS AND
DANCES TO BE GIVEN.
Songs and dances will be typical of
the life of the frontier. There will be
cowboy scenes, Indian dances and
other colorful presentations of pioneer life.
"It is more helpful to students to
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