Re: Historical trivia: Trail the Eagle
Jim Sleezer (JHS8@VM1.UCC.OKSTATE.EDU)
Mon, 24 Apr 1995 09:43:04 CST
On Mon, 24 Apr 1995 08:37:02 -0400 Jim Holman said:
>noting that the tune is the same as "On Wisconsin" asked the obvious
>question: when the songs were written, why scouting chose a fight song from
>a Big Ten power, etc.
Jim, I don't have any history on it but when I was a Missourian I didn't have
a problem with it. Then I moved to Minnesota and wondered why our neighbor
state used Trail the Eagle as their fight song. I noticed a much lower level
of usage of Trail the Eagle in Minnesota than in other areas--do you suppose
there is a cause-effect relationship? BTW, I'm now in Oklahoma and haven't
heard Trail the Eagle in several years.
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