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KNIGHTS TEMPLAR TO MARCH THROUGH THE
BIGGEST TEMPORARY STADIUM EVER BUILT
Jhe Great $30,000 Stadium With the View of the Colorado Rockies the
Knights Templar Will Get as They Go Through Their Maneuvers.
By Charles H. Newell.
Denver.'Col.,- July 28. The biggest
temporary stadium ever built any
where is ready in Denver for the
Knights Templar conclave; which be
gins here August 9.
The enormous stand occupies the
new civic-center site It is 710 feet
long, 410 feet wide, and it will seat
comfortably 30,000 people! It took
four weeks to build, and as soon as
the Knights Templar conclave is over,
a force of'men is ready to begin raz
ing it And the cost of the stadium
The stadium will be used for the
drills, in which 3,000 knights will take
part. It. also will be used as a re
yiewihgstand for the parade' on Aug."
12, when 65,000 men are expected
to march. The parade will take six
hours to pass the stand.
But the big stadium is only one
feature provided by Denver for this
great conclave. For' electric eifects
on the streets and decorations $150,
000 is being spent.
The Church of the Holy Sepulchre,
at Jerusalem, is being reproduced in
half-reduction, and the Micklegate
Bar of the Benedictien Abbey, York,
England, is' being reproduced com
plete. A knight in armor, 50 feet high,
against" a Colorado sunset, towering
60 feet into the air, will be outlined
m electric lights. The city streets,
for 60 blocks, will be canopied with