Duke Was Born To Be A Swimmer

Courtesy of Find a Grave® and David Westphal of Des Moines Register (5 July 2005)In the winter of 1929-30, a champion and a legend were born in the frozen Des Moines River, just upstream from the hydroelectric dam in Fort Dodge.There, churning cross-stream in a narrow corridor of ice-free water, was the burly, eccentric high school senior everybody in town

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