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Lurtsema Looks Back on Gage

Lurtsema Looks Back on Gage

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We're used to crowds gathering at the MSU practice fields in Mankato for Vikings training camp; but Saturday morning the swarms of thousands were in attendance for a different event.

Gage Towers fell before the eyes of many former residents and covered the Maverick and Vikings practice fields with dust.

Former Viking and Summer Gage resident "Benchwarmer" Bob Lurtsema shared some of the fond memories he has of his summers in Gage Hall.

Gage Hall's room 223 served as Lurtsema's residence throughout training camp in the 1970s.

Spectators gathering at this year's Vikings training camp will have a different view than in years past; Gage Hall will no longer serve as the backdrop to their training site.