Celebrating the Legendary 1926–1927 Duluth Eskimos
In 1926 Superior’s Ole Haugsrud purchased the NFL’s Kelley-Duluth team, sponsored by a local hardware store, and went about assembling a legendary squad that included future hall-of-famers Ernie Nevers, Johnny “Blood” McNally, and Walt Keisling— a group Chicago Bears coach George Halas called “the greatest football team ever put together” and NFL president Joe Carr said “saved the NFL.” That year they barnstormed the country, play 26 straight games on a 17,000-mile road trip that helped popularize professional football, only to dissolve the next year.
Celebrate Duluth’s historic team with a shirt or a mug or anything you like* featuring our trademarked recreation of the original 1926 hand-drawn Eskimo logo.
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*Can’t find the item you want?
We can customize something for you. Our Eskimo products are produced by Café Press, and we can put the Eskimo logo on just about anything they offer. So do some window shopping at Café Press and if you see something you like, email us and we’ll create a template for that product and add it to the Duluth Eskimo Pro Shop so you—and anyone else—can buy it.
Chuck Frederick’s Leatherheads of the North : The True Story of Ernie Nevers and the Duluth Eskimos tells the entire story of the legendary team.
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