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[RC] Hopkins/Hidalgo - Linda B. Merims

CMNewell <reshan@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>  said:

(quoting from a book):

His most famous race was held in 1886. It was
1,799 miles long. The starting point was Galveston,
Texas; the finish line was Rutland, Vermont. The race
was backed by Lucky Baldwin and Richard K. 
Fox, owner of the old "Police Gazette"."

So, perhaps the "Police Gazette" followed Mr. Hopkins
subsequent career.

This may turn out to be a good lead.  It turns out that
the "Police Gazette" was actually "The National Police
Gazette" that was published weekly from 1845 through
the 1930's out of New York.   There seems to be a pretty
complete set  set of them on microfiche at Notre Dame
at something called The Reverend Edmund P. Joyce Sports
Research Collection.  It looks like, despite its name, it may
have been primarily a sports publication.

Linda B. Merims
Massachusetts, USA

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