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In Years Past

September 16, 2013
The Post-Journal

In 1913, the long heralded carnival of the Crescent Athletic Club was auspiciously opened on John Taylor's lot, opposite the Driving Park Hotel at East Jamestown the previous afternoon and evening. At the latter performance fully 1,500 persons were in attendance. The various attractions, which were put on by the Great Empire Shows Company, all proved well worth seeing. In the large motordrome, exciting motorcycle races were held and in addition there was the Raffling show, the Cabaret show, snake den, dog and pony show as well as a number of others. One of the big features of the affair was the athletic show, featuring Paul Bowser, a wrestler well-known to local followers of the game and Miss Cora Livingston, recognized as the champion woman wrestler of the world.



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