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Bill "Willie" Shoemaker 1st Derby win...

Item # 582494

May 08, 1955

SPRINGFIELD REPUBLICAN, Massachusetts, May 8, 1955

* Bill "Willie" Shoemaker
* Kentucky Derby horse racing
* Thoroughbred racehorse "Swaps"

This 50+ page Sunday issue has a two column photo on the front page with caption: "Lucky Seven for Shoemaker" (see photos).

The front page of the sport's section (inside) has a nice banner headline that reads: "SWAPS IS WINNER OF 81ST KENTUCKY DERBY" with subheads and related photo (see photos). Tells of the 1st Kentucky Derby win for famous jockey, Willie Shoemaker. See photos for text here.

This issue, in nice condition, has other news of the day throughout, including period advertising.

Category: The 20th Century