As Escanabans cheer the 2017 Eskymos football team into the playoffs, it seems fitting to highlight a card that looks back on this longstanding local tradition.
Here we see a game that took place between Escanaba and arch-rival Menominee in October of 1910. Caught in mid-play, this great real photo postcard certainly shows the similarities and differences of the game from 107 years ago. Helmets optional!
The message on the back tells the rest of the story:
“Smash em! Bust em!
That’s our custom! Who says so?
We all say so! Who are we?
Escanaba High School F. B. T.!”
This and many more
yells is all I heard on our
trip home yesterday after
we had scored 21 – 0.
Click the image above to visit our Football exhibit, with high resolution scans of the front and back of this amazing card.