On a warm March 7 in 1974, several streakers were spotted around Carbondale. They splashed around in a pond on the SIU campus, danced on the roof of Faner Hall, and took a late-night trip downtown. The next night, Friday, March 8, 1974, South Illinois Avenue was closed because an estimated 3,500 people milled around in the street as streakers zoomed by or socialized with spectators. That afternoon, according to Southern Illinoisan archives, "several thousand persons enjoyed the warm weather" in the buff.

Here's what it was like on that weekend in 1974, according to The Southern's archives ... 

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