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LSU Track Team Awarded Gruen Wristwatches 

Each member of the LSU National Track Champions team was awarded a custom-engraved 14k white gold Gruen tank watch. (Pete Burge’s watch was acquired from 1969 LSU alumnus William Carty.)

This Gruen Tank model cost around $35 in 1933 – the equivalent of around $800 in 2024. A nice reward for a team that couldn’t afford a train (or even a bus) to the NCAA National Championship track meet in Chicago!

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Dennis "Pete" Burge - Biography 6

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