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Tug of War Across States

While traveling to the orientation at my next externship site yesterday, I heard a story on the radio about a massive tug of war competition. Apparently, for the past 20 years Port Byron, Illinois has been taking on LeClaire, Iowa in an event called Tugfest. A 2,700 foot rope is strung across the Mississippi River and the two towns tug away. Just in case you are wondering, Illinois won this year but the overall record is Illinois 10-Iowa 10.