Old School Purdue Photos Featuring Bob Griese, Gus Grissom, & More

A reader recently sent me some great old Purdue photos.

I love the community that we have here at Hammer & Rails. It has led to a number of very cool things over the years led by the things I have been sent by readers. This past week a reader came across some great old-school press photos involving Purdue personalities. Let's step through them, shall we?

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First, we have astronaut and Purdue grad Gus Grissom with Alan Shepherd, the first two Americans in space.

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Here is Grissom, Shepherd, and Deke Slayton as three of the original Mercury 7.

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Dale Samuels, badass

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1980 Peach Bowl

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Bob Griese at Disneyland before the 1967 Rose Bowl

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Griese at an old-school Ross-Ade missing the upper sections of the north end zone.

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Griese again

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All-American Bob Griese

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Terry Marcoline

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Griese after Purdue upset No. 1 Notre Dame on 9/25/1965

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Bill Feldkircher, who played at Purdue after WWII and recently passed away at the beginning of May.

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Ashley Bell, drafted from Purdue by Miami in 1972.

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