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In 1874, Crew Was Oarsome
George Gipe
July 22, 1974
Never mind Ali-Frazier, you should have seen Columbia rowing Yale
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July 22, 1974

In 1874, Crew Was Oarsome

Never mind Ali-Frazier, you should have seen Columbia rowing Yale

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But the race finally did take place and drama was plentiful as underdog Columbia flashed across the finish line well ahead of the field, while Yale and Harvard exchanged foul charges. Columbia Captain Frank Rees fainted and had to be carried to the hotel, and police officials reported that pickpockets had had a field day. As, indeed, did spectators and participants, 100 Julys ago.

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