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At the Polo Grounds, New York City
|The Four Horsemen's Legend Is Born|
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"Outlined against a blue, gray October sky, the Four Horsemen rode again. In dramatic lore, they are known as famine, pestilence, destruction and death. These are only aliases. Their real names are Stuhldreher, Miller, Crowley and Layden." Thus wrote Grantland Rice in The New York Herald Tribune the day after the soon-to-be-immortalized quartet swept through the Army team like "a cyclone." During the following week, a genius in the Notre Dame publicity department had the backfield quartet pose on horseback, and the resulting photograph, reprinted throughout the nation, cemented both the nickname and the legend forever. This was Army's only loss of the year, but on this day it was up against one of Knute Rockne's many National Championship teams.