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Item # 544658

June 21, 1862

WILKES' SPIRIT OF THE TIMES, New York, June 21, 1862  This newspaper, which was primarily a sporting newspaper, has a quite lengthy article headed: "Lexington, Kentucky, Races" with accompanying subtitles reading:  "Splendid Fields, and Fine Sport", "Very Exciting Vicissitudes", "Idlewild and Millington Both Beaten", "Victory of the Yorkshire Blood in a Struggle of Five Heats", and much more.
Additionally, an article found within this issue and entitled: "Our Chess Department" includes a "problem of the week" and the answer to the previous weeks' problem.
Another article entitled: "Baseball" includes a box score for a game between Star and Charter Oak.
This 16 page issue also includes some Civil War reports as well as other sports items including cricket.  Although, in overall good condition, a piece measuring approximately 2 x 1 is missing from the top of the front page.

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