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In Years Past

June 18, 2013
The Post-Journal

In 1913, the people of Jamestown were due to hear a good deal about pedestrianism for the next day or two. Three men were walking from New York to Minneapolis, all over the same route, which included Jamestown as a stopping place for the night. One of these men was a national celebrity, Edward Payson Weston. The second of the two, John Ennis, in his day was also a famous pedestrian and a rival of Weston. The third was a new man. He was some distance behind but said he would beat both the veterans on the home stretch of their long tramp.

 
 
 

 

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