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This photograph shows the promotional advertising for the Jack Johnson and Jim Jeffries boxing match. It was originally planned to be hosted in San Francisco, California, but a last minute cancellation moved the match to Reno, Nevada. This image is from the Bob Pierce Collection.
The 1919 July 4th Airshow in Salida, Colorado featured a spectacular crash by pilot Harry B. Crewdson. The Salida Mail reported: 'Eight thousand people shuddered with horror when Harry B. Crewdson, descending with his biplane from a thrilling flight on July 4, crashed to earth, the machine a crunching, splintered wreck buried beneath a cloud of dust.' Crewdson flew 'to within 1,000 feet off the ground, swept over the fairgrounds in a large circle...