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Wolverines versus Buckeyes

Don Faber explains the Toledo war

posted 12/3/2008

If you think the Michigan-Ohio conflict has gone badly lately, you should see how it started. That's one takeaway from former Ann Arbor News editor Don Faber's new book The Toledo War: The First Michigan-Ohio Rivalry. The 1835 dispute, Faber reports, was the first time that Michigan residents were called Wolverines-as an insult-by their neighbors

 
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