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1950 Vintage Purdue Boilermakers Women's T-Shirt

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1950 Vintage Purdue Boilermakers Women's T-Shirt

By Vintage Brand™ not affiliated with or sponsored by Purdue Boilermakers
In 1889, the Purdue football team played Wabash College in Crawfordsville, Indiana, and won the game 18-4. Students from the college and citizens of Crawfordsville began calling the Purdue players "a great big burly gang of corn-huskers", "grangers", "pumpkin-shuckers", "railsplitters", "blacksmiths," "cornfield sailors", and "foundry hands". The Purdue students experienced hands-on education at the university, including the maintenance of a fully operational steam locomotive. Purdue defeated Wabash College again in 1891, 44–0. An account of the game in the Crawfordsville Daily Argus News of October 26, 1891, was headlined, "Slaughter of Innocents: Wabash Snowed Completely Under by the Burly Boiler Makers from Purdue". Purdue became known as the Boilermakers the next year. Several of the local schools added to the boilermaker tradition by suggesting that Purdue was going up the Wabash River and hiring workers from the nearby Monon railroad yards to play football. Purdue's official mascot is a locomotive, the Boilermaker Special. The Monon Railroad had its main locomotive shops in Lafayette, not far from campus. Authentic work of art ©2022 Vintage Brand.
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In 1889, the Purdue football team played Wabash College in Crawfordsville, Indiana, and won the game 18-4. Students from the college and citizens of Crawfordsville began calling the Purdue players "a great big burly gang of corn-huskers", "grangers", "pumpkin-shuckers", "railsplitters", "blacksmiths," "cornfield sailors", and "foundry hands". The Purdue students experienced hands-on education at the university, including the maintenance of a fully operational steam locomotive. Purdue defeated Wabash College again in 1891, 44–0. An account of the game in the Crawfordsville Daily Argus News of October 26, 1891, was headlined, "Slaughter of Innocents: Wabash Snowed Completely Under by the Burly Boiler Makers from Purdue". Purdue became known as the Boilermakers the next year. Several of the local schools added to the boilermaker tradition by suggesting that Purdue was going up the Wabash River and hiring workers from the nearby Monon railroad yards to play football. Purdue's official mascot is a locomotive, the Boilermaker Special. The Monon Railroad had its main locomotive shops in Lafayette, not far from campus. Authentic work of art ©2022 Vintage Brand.
Product details
The Iconic Ladies T-Shirt fits comfortably and breathes freely, perfect for on the field or in the stands. The Iconic Tee is made with sustainably sourced USA grown cotton, making it an easy choice for representing your team pride.
  • 60% Cotton / 40% Polyester (Black Ink Heather, Charcoal Heather)
  • 90% Ring-Spun Cotton / 10% Polyester (Athletic Heather)
  • Made with sustainably sourced USA grown cotton
  • 4.6 oz, soft and lightweight
  • Side-seamed, classic ladies' fit
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