Edmonton Rugby Foot-ball Club

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Edmonton Rugby Foot-ball Club was an early Canadian football-rugby union team based in Edmonton, Alberta. The team originated as the Edmonton Rugby Football Club in 1890 which played out of the Edmonton Exhibition Grounds. The team was renamed the Edmonton Esquimaux in 1908 and again as the Edmonton Eskimos in 1910 (a name later adopted by another team as the Edmonton Eskimos in 1949). It later joined the Western Canada Rugby Football Union in 1911. The team played in the Grey Cup championship game in 1921, the first time a western Canadian based team play in the game.[1] The team was renamed the Edmonton Elks in 1922 and played in the 10th Grey Cup but lost for the second consecutive year.[2] The team returned to the Eskimos name the following season,[3][4] but folded in 1924.

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  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-08-23. Retrieved 2010-05-27. 
  2. ^ http://www.cfl.ca/page/his_greycup_recap1922
  3. ^ "LINE ALONE CARES ESKIMOS TO VICTORY OVER CALGARY'S NEW SQUAD". Calgary Daily Herald. 1923-10-29. 
  4. ^ "Esks. Lose Rugby Supremacy". Calgary Daily Herald. 1924-10-20.