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York Township’s State Champion Tug-O-War Team

These twelve men won the 1935 State Championship by “outpulling” the Sun Prairie team at New Glarus for the championship title. The pull lasted 1 minute and 40 seconds! Back row from left to right are: Carl Herrli, Lester Bleiler, Werner Haldiman, John W. Elmer, Stanley Hamilton, Peter Disch, and Robert Strahm. Front row: Rudi Heske, Peter Klassy, Town Chairman and coach Elmer Vamstad, Otto Elmer, and Oscar Paulson.

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