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Old 05-12-2020, 12:33 PM
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Default Coolest find Iíve ever seen

I didnít find this unfortunately but itís a piece of Carson City and boxing history. Perhaps the coolest thing Iíve ever seen found. Found on Saturday by a friend. Name:  517F5A58-B041-48F5-85AA-0E2AE381AB7E.jpeg
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Old 05-12-2020, 12:38 PM
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... Found on Saturday by a friend.....
Well git yer b*tt in gear and start out-hunting yer friends !
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Old 05-12-2020, 12:52 PM
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Very cool find!
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Old 05-12-2020, 01:16 PM
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Way cool find!

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That IS cool, CC. Too bad you didnít find it yourself.

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Old 05-12-2020, 01:36 PM
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He's looking for his medal!
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Spoiler alert. (That is the find of a lifetime!)
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Old 05-12-2020, 10:20 PM
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Spoiler alert. (That is the find of a lifetime!)
good sleuthing work !
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Old 05-12-2020, 11:19 PM
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Spoiler alert. (That is the find of a lifetime!)
Yes, heís very lucky. 2Ē deep. Read 18 on the equinox. That fight was one of the first filmed fights and people paid to watch it. It earned up to $750,000(disputes over total earnings) across the US.
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Old 05-12-2020, 11:24 PM
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Some other fun facts about that fight. Wyatt Earp was one of four hired gunmen in Corbettís corner. Fitzsimmons also had 4 gunmen in his corner to keep it fair. There were 4,000 people in attendance. Corbett had dominated until being knocked out by a haymaker.
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Well of course I now looked for the video. Here's a clip put on YouTube by the LOC

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I didnít find this unfortunately but itís a piece of Carson City and boxing history. Perhaps the coolest thing Iíve ever seen found. Found on Saturday by a friend. Attachment 465149
Great relic. I wonder if it was a spectator souvenir or part of a ribbon medal for the contestants and their trainers?

I hunted a private property that regularly hosted regional outdoor boxing and wrestling matches in the 1920's and 1930's. Solid newspaper research on the history and location. That's exactly the kind of relic I was hoping to find. I never did.

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Old 05-13-2020, 09:06 AM
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That is a beautifully made medallion - tied to the historic fight and 'Gentleman Jim" makes it even better. Really is the find of a lifetime!

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Old 05-17-2020, 08:57 PM
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That is really cool!
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Way cool. I also found a token yesterday. I am still waiting for my son to help me figure my trouble with photos , but the thing is it was a Billiken token.it was the pet rock of the year 1908. Itís popularity went world wide. It became the mascot of St Louis U. Point is with a simple google, we come across all this history ! Love this hobby for that

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That is one of the coolest things I've ever seen! This is why we do what we do.

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Old 05-18-2020, 08:25 AM
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That would fetch a few $$$ on ebay, great find.

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Old 05-18-2020, 10:33 PM
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Supper nice find and great save. You just have to wonder who lost it.

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Pretty cool, do you know the finder? Are they local to you?

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