House decorations were part of the SEMO Homecoming celebration in 1959. This display by the Benton Society won the off-campus plaque for its entry, "Defeat the Conference Monster," along Broadway where people gathered for the parade. The scene shows a large MIAA Conference Monster "before" on the left and a much smaller beast "after" on the right. The homecoming theme was "Moments to Remember." (G.D. Fronabarger photo)
The football team won the MIAA conference championship that year even before playing its homecoming game against Warrensburg. The Indians beat the Mules 42-7 to go undefeated for the season. It was their third consecutive conference championship and their fourth in five years under Coach Kenny Knox.
Here is a previous blog about the 1957 SEMO Homecoming.
Here is a previous blog about Coach Kenny Knox and his 1955 football team winning the MIAA conference.
Here is a previous blog about the Golden Eagles Marching Band.