Football practice, Houlton Fairgrounds, 1900

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Football practice, Houlton Fairgrounds, 1900

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These eleven men made up the first football team to represent Houlton High School.

They are practicing in front of the grandstand at the Houlton fairgrounds.

Although their first game was played in 1900, with Principle Fred Burrill as a member of the squad, the following year the team was made up of all undergraduates of HHS.

The line was composed of, left to right: Ludlow Cornelison, end, hand on knees, Harry Hallett, right tackle, crouching, Ham Flinton, right guard, Fred Doherty, center Joe Donovan (Dr. J.A.), left guard, Ralph Nelson, left tackle and, rear of the tackle, hands on knees, John Donovan, end.

The backfield was made up of, farthest left in the rear, George Burrill, right halfback, in front of Burrill, wearing a helmet, Murdoch B. McKay, fullback, Gus Clark, left halfback. Crouching behind the center is Arthur O. Putnam, quarterback.

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  • Title: Football practice, Houlton Fairgrounds, 1900
  • Creator: Burrill, Charles
  • Creation Date: 1900
  • Subject Date: 1900
  • Location: Houlton, Aroostook County, ME
  • Media: Photographic print
  • Dimensions: 15 cm x 20 cm
  • Object Type: Image

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Aroostook County Historical and Art Museum
109 Main Street, Houlton, ME 04730

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