Homecoming (1913)

Dave Wilton dave at WILTON.NET
Mon Jul 3 18:34:58 UTC 2006

In the sense of alumni returning their old school.

Chicago Daily Tribune, 16 Nov 1913, p.B2
"Illinois, fired to superhuman endeavor by the presence of a big crowd of
homecoming alumni, not only fought the confident Purdue team to a scoreless
tie, but also threatened many times to claim victory."

and later in the article:

"An Illinois home-coming crowd of 7,000 saw the battle."

--Dave Wilton
  dave at wilton.net

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