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Date of Work


Identification #

UAP 13020


Front Row: Charlie Hauska, Victor Wardrope, Olger Burtness, William Robinson, Amos Ward, Charles McDonald, ?. Back Row: Dr. George Sweetland (coach), Alfred Dean, ? , John E. Williams, Forrest M. Davis, Ed Wells, Marshall Brannen, Russell Craig, Professor Melvin Brannon. Dr. George J. Sweetland and Professor Brannon are wearing suits and ties. The rest of the mean are wearing uniforms, and Victor Wardrope, the team captain, is holding the football. The 1904 team had a 6-1-0 record, losing only a road game to Minnesota 35-0. A Minneapolis newspaper account made what is believed to be the first official use of the nickname "Flickertails" to describe the UND team which remained in place until 1930.


Football; Athletics; Students; George Sweetland; Melvin Brannon; Flickertails; Football coaches; Faculty (Education); Football uniforms; Suits (Clothing); Football; Male college students; Football players

Places Depicted

North Dakota; North Dakota--Grand Forks

Organizations Depicted

University of North Dakota

People Depicted

Sweetland, George J.; Brannon, Melvin A. (Melvin Amos), 1865.; Wardrope, Victor; Burtness, Olger B. (Olger Burton), 1884-1960


Elwyn B. Robinson Department of Special Collections, Chester Fritz Library, University of North Dakota