Sneak peek: The pig and the politician

Photo by Tim Schoon.

Most Iowans know about Floyd of Rosedale, the bronze pig that lately seems to have taken up permanent residence in Iowa City, except for the 10 days he’s in Des Moines as one of the most gawked-at exhibits at the state fair.

But few probably know much about the man behind the pig. Floyd’s namesake—Floyd B. Olson—was governor of Minnesota during the heart of the Depression and made the wager that would create one of the most recognizable traveling trophies in sports 75 years ago this year.

Click here to read Tom Snee’s complete story.