Corbett - Fitzsimmons Fight and the V&T Railroad Broadside

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Corbett - Fitzsimmons Fight and the V&T Railroad Broadside
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This has three histories: boxing, film making, and railroad. One is the fight itself. On January 29, 1897 Nevada Legalized prize fighting. In March the Corbett - Fitzsimmons fight was headed to Carson City. It was the most anticipated prize fight of the Century. Despite being bloodied and dropped to the ring in the sixth round, Fitzsimmons would recover and knock out Corbett in the 14th. It was also filmed - which in itself was an historic event. The longest film ever recorded. The first in widescreen. AND is was a V&T masterpiece. The little railroad would take the passengers from Reno to Carson. They did not have the capacity to do that. But they added motive power, lengthened sidings and added additional storage tracks for the larger SP bigger and heavier engines and dining and sleeping cars.

32 x 9" broadside advertisement for the fight. Fragile, but still completely in tact! No rips at seams. Includes an article written by Steven Drew about the fight with a list of all the trains that arrived from the Southern Pacific through the V&T (Virginia & Truckee) to Carson City. Date: 1897 Location: Carson City, Nevada HWAC# 58301