Objects & Places from The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics

Daniel James Brown
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The University of Washington

This is the college that Joe Rantz attended.

Spokane, Washington

This is the city where Joe Rantz was born and where he lived with his father and Thula until their house burned down when he was nine.

Boulder City, Idaho

This is the location where the Rantz family lived while Harry was working in the mines. The mining town was isolated, and there were few families with children for the Rantz’s to bond with.

Sequim, Washington

This setting is where Harry Rantz moved his family before the Great Depression. He and Joe began building a farmhouse near the river, but Harry eventually moved his family away, abandoning Joe there.

Old Nero

This was the name of the first racing boat the boys at college learn to row in the narrative. It is described as “a wide, flat-bottomed scow with a long walkway running...

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