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Wild Bill Cummings...



Item # 556756

May 30, 1934

THE KNICKERBOCKER PRESS, Albany, New York, May 30 & 31, 1934

* Wild Bill Cummings
* Indianapolis 500


These 16 page newspapers has coverage on the 1934 Indianapolis 500. The May 30th issue has one column headlines on page 12 that include: "33 CARS ENTERED IN 500-MILE RACE" and more.

The 31st issue has a banner headline on page 11: "WILD BILL CUMMINGS WINS INDIANAPOLIS SPEEDWAY EVENT" with subheads.

Other news of the day in these two issue. Both issues have light browning with some spine wear, otherwise good.

wikipedia notes: Bill Cummings (November 11, 1906 Indianapolis, Indiana – February 8, 1939 Indianapolis, Indiana) knicknamed "Wild Bill", won the 1934 Indianapolis 500 and set the diesel . Cummings died driving a passenger automobile on State Road 29 in Indianapolis, when he hit a guard rail and plunged 50 feet (15 m) into Lick Creek. Cummings was pulled from the water by passers-by while still alive, but died in the hospital two days later.

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