Beginning in 1909 the students at Texas A&M University started working together to build a massive bonfire (called “The Stack”) before the football game against TU. This tradition continued each year until 1999.
Early in the morning on November 18, 1999, the “stack” collapsed killing twelve students and injuring at least 27 others. Bonfire was cancelled that year and has not been an on school event nor a school sanctioned event since.
This tragedy is remembered through a beautiful memorial on the Texas A&M University campus.