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.

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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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