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Stanford Varsity Rowing Crew In New York

Stanford, University in Palo Alto, California was founded by 19th century railroad magnate Leland Stanford. After his 15 year old son Leland Stanford Jr had died of typhoid fever in Europe in 1884, Stanford and his wife decided to dedicate a university to the boy “The children of California shall be our children.” Choosing the site of Stanford’s former horse farm, it was endowed with $15 million and the coeducational university grew to be one of the leading colleges on the West Coast.”

On June 17, 1912 the 10 members of the Stanford varsity rowing crew were competing in Poughkeepsie, New York against Adelphi University. They posed for a photograph before hitting the water.

The 1912 Stanford varsity rowing crew in Poughkeepsie, New York
June 17, 1912

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