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Old August 5th, 2009, 07:36 PM
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Default Final Riverboat Crew Pic

Here's the last official Riverboat Crew Photo, provided by Mike Bond.

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Old August 6th, 2009, 06:26 AM
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I'm in this picture ... it's 1981. You'll notice it was raining as the picture was being taken.

River closed at the end of summer, 1982. Assuming they still took crew photos in '82, theirs would have been the last River crew photo.
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Old August 7th, 2009, 01:38 PM
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Another thing you'll note is the upside-down alligator that we're standing over. We're also wearing shirts that have an upside-down alligator over the left breast. Izod Lacoste shirts were all the rage in 1981 ... the little alligator insignia was omnipresent. Our shirts and the posing of the crew picture were our statement about the cult of Izod.
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Old August 7th, 2009, 05:11 PM
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Ha, yes I remember the anti-preppie movement in highschool. I went to South Garland H.S., so we had to do the inverted Izod symbol, especially before we played Highland Park in football. It gave us a good feeling knowing we'd put the preps in their place....until gametime when they beat the $#%$ out of us....
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Old August 9th, 2009, 03:48 PM
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At Nolan, where we had to wear uniforms, some friends and I formed the 'Anti Nolan Uniform Society.' Our symbol was a safety pin, horizontally fastened parallell to and just above the shirt pocket.


Yes, we were aware of the acronym... it was done intentionally.
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Old August 9th, 2009, 10:56 PM
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I'm in this picture ... it's 1981. You'll notice it was raining as the picture was being taken.

River closed at the end of summer, 1982. Assuming they still took crew photos in '82, theirs would have been the last River crew photo.
James, how many crew members can you name in this photo?
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Old August 10th, 2009, 08:00 AM
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James, how many crew members can you name in this photo?
Front row: Joanne Herber, Louis Ratcliffe, Jeff Jones, Miracle Horsman, Me, You, John Flynn.

Second row: Shelly Brosius (spelling?), Danny O'Dell, Cynthia Silvester, Cheryl Tyson, Jeff Arnold, Travis Splinter.

I can't remember the names of the two guys in the back, up against the fort.
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Old August 10th, 2009, 03:24 PM
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Still pretty impressive. I give you an A.
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Old August 20th, 2009, 03:34 PM
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NOt long ago I ran across my dead alligator shirt while emptying out some boxes that had made several moves with us. It went to the Salvation Army along with a sport shirt that had the SFOT symbol embroidered on it, bought originally at the employee store. Now some homeless person is likely cutting a dashing figure in them both.

James, did the Lacrosse shirts come before or after this?
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Old August 20th, 2009, 03:57 PM
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James, did the Lacrosse shirts come before or after this?
I think the lacrosse shirts were before this ... probably 1980.
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