Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Women's Rifle Team

During the 1940s Ripon had both a men's and women's rifle team. The caption from the 1942 Crimson states: "Because the Ripon College women felt that, due to the war situation, Red Cross work should come first, it was necessary to shift and shorten the women's rifle season. Of the four week period, two weeks were spent studying the parts of the gun and the way in which they should be used as well as sighting and zeroing in the rifles. This left only four practices before the record targets were fired. In spite of this and because of the expert guidance of Captain Steinman, the record firing was well done."
Pictured above is Barbara Elsy.

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