Thursday, July 10, 2014

Yale Football '09 -- 1909 that is: Perfect Season.

To my great astonishment I learned just last week that my late grandfather Edward Savage was a member of the only Yale football team, ever, to go unbeaten, untied and unscored on.

Grampa Savage, Y '11, is in the back row in this foto, second from the left. Apologies for the shine and reflection of the framed pic,  but conditions of discovery were not ideal.

Yale grad Savage became a notable  mining engineer, serving in the Iron Range of Minnesota, as well as in the copper fields in Chile, as manager of operations at the Chuquicamata mines near Arica.

There were two Savage kids, Ed, Jr., and my dear Mother, Marcia, whom everyone knew as "Chita," the diminutive of Marchita, a name Mom picked up in Chile, where she was born.

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