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"Ripon College: A History" by Robert Paul Ashley
The college was originally named after a local merchant, William S. Brockway, who was the highest bidder ($250) for the honor of naming the school.
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1936: The first members of the baseball Hall of Fame are named in Cooperstown, N.Y.
1963: The first members of the football Hall of Fame are named in Canton, Ohio.
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