MSU Alumni Magazine - Spring 2017 Digital

Letters to the Editor

2017-04-21 08:54:43

ANOTHER BOW TO MAC’S PIGSKIN PLAYERS I wanted to point out that Joan Ogden in her fall 2016 letter to the editor was under the impression that the photo of the Michigan Agricultural College (MAC) football team was from the 1901-1902 time period. However, the photograph depicts the 1913 game and shows MAC’s first touchdown in a game that was its first victory over Michigan. Interestingly enough, my great uncle, Oscar Miller (aka Oscar Schultz) was on the 1913 team. As one of our university’s archivists, I’m familiar with this and other historical photos. So I’m sending pictures for Joan and all your other readers of the team on which Joan’s grandfather played. The years? 1901 and 1902. As you can see, their headgear wouldn’t cut it today. Our predecessors must have been a hardy lot. Ed Busch Electronic Records Archivist / MSU Archives See some of our other historical photos at onthebank.msu.edu.

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