University of Illinois at Chicago Century of Progress World's Fair, 1933-1934 (University of Illinois at Chicago)
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ca. 1933-1934 (4)

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Swimmers (2)
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[Long distance swimmer George Blagden, from Memphis, Tennessee, participated in a 15-mile race that was
1. [Long distance swimmer George Blagden, from Memphis, Tennessee, participated in a 15-mile race that was conducted along the shoreline of Lake Michigan.]
"An ardent cyclist at home, Edwin Genge, 15, of Ottawa Canada, accompanied by Olive Brushey, housekeeper
2. "An ardent cyclist at home, Edwin Genge, 15, of Ottawa Canada, accompanied by Olive Brushey, housekeeper in his home, set out from Ottawa for A Century of Progress on July 3rd, where they arrived today (July20th). Traveling by bicycle, and stopping for visits along the way, the pair covered the 813 miles in nine days. Upon their arrival at the Fair, they were welcomed by Dorothy LeFold, exposition beauty finalist who was a Wilson and Co.s' entry in the contest."
"George Blagden, husky long distance swimmer, who represented the Junior Chamber of Commerce of Memphis,
3. "George Blagden, husky long distance swimmer, who represented the Junior Chamber of Commerce of Memphis, Tenn., in the 15 mile marathon grind at A Century of Progress in 1933, finishing second to Marvin Nelson, of Fort Dodge, Iowa, is out to capture the championship event when it is again staged on Sunday, July 22nd, at the World's Fair in Chicago. Nelson set a new American record of 7 hours, 22 minutes and 24 3-5 seconds to lead Blagden across the finishing line. Blagden is reported in great trim for the grueling battle. The race is sponsored by William Randolph Hearst, who has posted a purse of $10,000, the winner to receive $5,000.The race will start at the Seventy-ninth Street beach on Chicago's south side, with the course laid along the shore line of Lake Michigan and the last seven miles to be swum in the World's Fair Lagoon."
"Twelve year old Madonna Longardner of Akron, Indiana, one of the winners of a circulation drive conducted
4. "Twelve year old Madonna Longardner of Akron, Indiana, one of the winners of a circulation drive conducted by the South Bend News-Times, is shown here with Ko Ko the clown at the Children's Checking Service on the Enchanted Island where Miss Longardner was checked during her stay at the Fair. Along with Madonna came 34 other winners in a party headed by M.B. Bonner."

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