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"For to be a Boat Club member in the old days was to be a member of the Best Man's Club in St. Paul. To see his name on the membership rolls of the "Minnesotas" was a distinction highly prized and not easily won. It was not only a badge of social distinction but of real manhood--an indication of recognition of the Manly Quality in a man by other men who were competent to judge...."

     - L. Corning, The Razoo, February 1903, page 10.

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