The game gave Durham a national stage upon which to show its “southern hospitality.” On December 24, 1941, over 2,000 fans, including a local high school marching band, gathered at Union Station in downtown Durham to greet the Oregon State Beavers. Oregon State’s captain, Martin Chavez , was named Acting Mayor of Durham for one day upon his arrival at Union Station. A series of celebratory events ensued over the next few days, including lunch at the Washington Duke Hotel, Christmas dinner in the West Campus Union Building, an old-fashioned tobacco auction, and a number of New Year’s Eve parties in downtown Durham.
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