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Faribault’s Bruce Smith and the 1941 Minnesota Golden Gophers

Posted on: Oct 4 2021 by admin

Thursday, December 9, 2021; 6:30pm Book Signing, 7pm Program Held at the Rice County Historical Society

On December 9, 1941, just two days after the attack on Pearl Harbor, Faribault native and University of Minnesota football star Bruce Smith accepted the prestigious Heisman Trophy in front of millions of American radio listeners.

This December 9, on the 80th anniversary of Smith’s iconic speech, join Minnesota author and journalist Danny Spewak to relive this wonderful moment in Faribault history. Spewak will also discuss his new book, “From the Gridiron to the Battlefield: Minnesota’s March to a College Football Title and into World War II,” which tells the story of the undefeated 1941 Gopher football team and features Smith as the team captain.

Book signing at 6:30
Program at 7:00
$3.00 Admission
Free for RCHS Members