Flashback Friday Image from the Whitewater Historical Society for October 23, 2020

It’s time for #FlashbackFriday with the Whitewater Historical Society!

This week is the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater’s Homecoming, so here is a football photo from the past in lieu of this year’s homecoming game. Taken sometime in the early twentieth century, these students are probably playing some sort of pick-up game or scrimmage match. Behind them towers Old Main, the east wing of which still stands today as Hyer Hall. Did you know that, beginning in the 1920s, the Warhawks were originally known as the Quakers? In 1958, the University held a contest to select an official mascot and the Warhawk name was born. What are some of your favorite UWW Homecoming memories?

Join us next week for more from the Whitewater Historical Society collections!

(2094P, Whitewater Historical Society)

Flashback Friday photos are posted to the Facebook account for the Whitewater Historical Society. These images and captions will be posted to the Whitewater Banner the following Saturday morning for members of our audience who do not use social media.

The Whitewater Historical Society collects, preserves, and interprets the history of Whitewater and the surrounding area. Be sure to join us next week for more from the Society’s collections. Please “like” us on Facebook and check out our website at www.whitewaterhistoricalsociety.org!​

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