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Fletcher Blanchard <[log in to unmask]>
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A LISTSERV list for discussions pertaining to New York State history." <[log in to unmask]>
Thu, 31 Aug 2000 15:36:57 -0400
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I am looking for information about a contest conducted at the
'Chicago Fair', which I presume was the World's Columbian
Exposition of 1893. It was referred to as the "newsmen's race" in
an edition of the Saratogian newspaper in Saratoga Springs, NY
which also made reference to "When the New York Press first started
its Worlds Fair contest . . . . . '". I am trying to piece together
some details about this race which was won by Hamilton "Ham" Doney,
a newsdealer living in Saratoga Spring, NY at that time. Was there
a newspaper by the name of New York Press or was it a reference to
the collective newspaper organizations in the city/state? If it was
a newspaper, does anyone know of an archives or history collection
for NY newspapers or where I might learn more about "The New York
Press" and this "newsmen's race? Thanks.    Fletcher