Totin Over The Mark is one of the oldest games known to mankind. You may wonder how I can make such a high falutin claim, but once you see the simplicity of the game I think you’ll agree with me.
Two or more people draw a line in the dirt and face each other. Each side grabs the other’s shoulders or a rope that’s held between the two and the game begins! Each side tries to pull the other over the mark or in other words tote them over the mark. Most of us call the game Tug of War, but you’ve got to admit totin over the mark has a nice ring to it.
*Source Foxfire 6