Super Bowl

Before I was a twinkle in my dad’s eye, he was a football star!  His brief career was highlighted by a controversial touchdown in the 1949 New Year’s Ice Bowl, played in Fairbanks, Alaska.   After graduating from a one-room school house in Kelton, Texas, he enlisted in the Air Force.   He quarterbacked his mukluk wearing team on a coal-marked, snow covered field in -25 degree temperature.   Mark Bolding has archived the story here:  Ice Bowl 1949.   The pictures, program and newspaper articles were lovingly kept by my Grandma Janie.   When I offered them to Mark, he was thrilled.  It appears there is little documented history of this game.  The insert at the bottom is from my scrapbook.  Thank you Mark.


One response to “Super Bowl

  1. I found your site on google blog search and read a few of your other posts. Keep up the good work. Just added your RSS feed to my feed reader. Look forward to reading more from you.

    – Randy Nichols.

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