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Tex Ricard Scrap Book (106410)

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Tex Ricard Scrap Book   (106410)
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9.5x13" scrap book in a check book hardcover. Approx 40 pages of mostly newspaper articles, some articles pulled by a subscription service. Possibly owned by Ricard? "George Lewis "Tex" Rickard (January 2, 1870 – January 6, 1929) was an American boxing promoter, founder of the New York Rangers of the National Hockey League (NHL), and builder of the third incarnation of Madison Square Garden in New York City. During the 1920s, Tex Rickard was the leading promoter of the day, and he has been compared to P. T. Barnum and Don King. Sports journalist Frank Deford has written that Rickard "first recognized the potential of the star system."Rickard also operated several saloons, hotels, and casinos, all named Northern and located in Alaska, Nevada, and Canada. By 1906, Rickard was running the Northern saloon and casino in Goldfield, Nevada.[4][12] In Goldfield, he promoted professional boxing match between Joe Gans and Battling Nelson. The gate receipt of $69,715 set a record. A year later, Rickard opened the Northern Hotel in Ely, Nevada. Rickard also organized the Ely Athletic club and was the owner of several mining properties in the Ely area. In December 1909, Rickard and John Gleason won the right to stage the world heavyweight championship fight between James J. Jeffries and Jack Johnson. Rickard planned to hold the fight on July 4, 1910 in San Francisco, however opposition from Governor James Gillett and Attorney General Ulysses S. Webb caused Rickard to move it to Reno, Nevada. Rickard and Gleason made a profit of about $120,000 on the fight, which was won by Johnson." from wikipedia.Geff Pollock Collection

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