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Great photos from Auburn’s 1972 Wreck Tech Parade

Freshmen in pajamas technically reenacting the deliberate possible crashing of a passenger train—what wasn’t to love?! What’s not to miss?! Yes, sadly, save for a brief appearance in the mid-2000s, the cherished Wreck Tech parade disappeared from Auburn’s streets and yearbooks when Auburn and Georgia Tech discontinued their annual rivalry in the late 80s.

Let this gallery of photos from the 1972 parade take you back to a time when giant, decoratively tissue paper’ed monstrosities and cute Barbara French roamed the Plains.

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Photos: Larry Parker

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