Crowd in Monument Square, Portland, 1923

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Crowd in Monument Square, Portland, 1923

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On July 4th, 1923, crowds gathered across the nation to listen to the radio broadcast of the historic Jack Dempsey vs. Tommy Gibbons fight in the rural town of Shelby, Montana. The fight, which Dempsey won in a decision, was crafted to bring national attention to the town of Shelby, where oil had been found several years before.

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  • Title: Crowd in Monument Square, Portland, 1923
  • Creation Date: 1924-07-04
  • Subject Date: 1924-07-04
  • Local Name: Monument Square
  • Town: Portland
  • County: Cumberland
  • State: ME
  • Media: Glass Negative
  • Dimensions: 8.3 cm x 10.8 cm
  • Local Code: Coll. 1949, 2005.061.6656
  • Collection: Portland Press Herald glass negative collection
  • Object Type: Image

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