With everything from the Great Depression to professional wrestling having wreaked havoc on the once-dominant Providence Steam Roller franchise, original team founder Pearce Johnson resurrected the club for battle in an East Coast semi-pro league in the 1930s. This 2-page program was issued for a 1934 battle between the Hull’s Brewers Steam Roller and Fort H.G. Wright of Fishers Island, N.Y. The stadium-issued souvenir is a rare survivor with printed rosters and local ads. A vertical compacting fold is the lone flaw on an otherwise crisp keepsake.
This team featured many players on the team who had played in the early NFL or were part of the previous Steam Rollers team – including: Jack Spellman of Brown (original Steam Rollers and Boston Braves), Joe Schein of Brown (original Steam Rollers), Eggs Manske (Northwestern) who would go on to play for the Eagles and Bears, Pop Williams (Connecticut who played on the original Steam Rollers & Brooklyn Dodgers).