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Gridiron and Grace: A Look Back at the Toledo Troopers

Posted about 1 year ago by Gayle H

Posted in History and Politics | Tagged with display, football, local history and Toledo Troopers

Football has often been compared with ballet, because they both require finesse, strength, balance, speed, flexibility and mental focus. Toledo’s unique history, regarding football and our connection with the 1970s era woman’s movement, includes our own Toledo Troopers. During their nine-year existence from 1971 through 1979, they won seven national championships and held an impressive record that boasted only four games lost out of sixty-eight played. They were recognized in 1983 as the winningest pro football team ever by the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

The Local History and Genealogy Department of the Toledo Lucas County Public Library is proud to feature a display of Toledo Troopers memorabilia from the personal collections of several of its players. The display opens on Thursday, September 21, 2017, as part of the Art Loop’s Dancin’ in the Streets event, and will remain available for viewing until November 30, 2017.

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