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In Years Past

June 11, 2014
Post-Journal

In 1914, there was a little history connected with the quatrain: "Jamestown, Jamestown. When they do it, they do it brown. We'd sell our clothes to get the price, to travel back to Jamestown." It was of special interest to the session of the Grand Council of the State of New York, United Commercial Travelers of America, which opened in the Eagles auditorium on this morning for a three-day convention in this city. The quatrain was written when the convention of Commercial Travelers was held in Jamestown 10 years previously. It was so good that it kept in the minds of a few and when, the past year, the delegates from Chautauqua council presented the invitation of Jamestown for the convention in 1914, the words were repeated. In a second, the convention had taken it up and in another minute the convention was stampeded for Jamestown, voting down all other invitations.

 
 

 

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