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The 1891 Monmouth football team played Knox in what for years was considered the first official meeting between the two schools.

Turkey trivia — Celebrating the Knox-Monmouth rivalry

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Stolen several times and missing its original base, the 90-year-old Bronze Turkey is one of the oldest traveling trophies in college football.
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Bergmann’s original bronze sculpture
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Statue of Mother Bickerdyke
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The replacement trophy

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Editor and historian for Monmouth College. Avid researcher of western Illinois history for 40 years. FB and Twitter. jrankin@monmouthcollege.edu

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