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Cooperstown Baseball Hall of Fame....
Item # 690416
June 12, 1939
THE SPRINGFIELD UNION, Mass., June 12, 1939.
* Cooperstown, New York
* National Baseball Hall of Fame dedication
The sport's section (page 24) has a two column heading: "Anniversary Celebration At Cooperstown Field Today" with subhead. (see)
Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete with 14 pages, light toning and some wear at the margins, should be handled with care.
wikipedia notes: The Hall of Fame was dedicated on June 12, 1939 by Lee Ferrick Andrews, grandson of Edward Clark, who was a founder of the Singer Sewing Machine Company. Stephen C. Clark was owner of a local hotel and sought to bring tourists to Cooperstown, which had been damaged by the Great Depression, which significantly reduced the local tourist trade, and by Prohibition, which had devastated the local hops industry. A claim that U.S. Civil War hero Abner Doubleday invented baseball in Cooperstown was instrumental in the early marketing of the Hall.
Category: The 20th Century