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    • Bunion Derby

    • The 1928 Footrace Across America
    • By: Charles B. Kastner
    • Narrated by: Andrew L. Barnes
    • Length: 6 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 5
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      4 out of 5 stars 5

    On March 4, 1928, 199 men lined up in Los Angeles, California, to participate in a 3,400-mile transcontinental footrace to New York City. The Bunion Derby, as the press dubbed the event, was the brainchild of sports promoter Charles C. Pyle. He promised a $25,000 grand prize and claimed the competition would immortalize US Route 66, a 2,400-mile road, mostly unpaved, that subjected the runners to mountains, deserts, mud, and sandstorms, from Los Angeles to Chicago.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Corridor of History

    • By Narda Pierce on 11-03-17

    Regular price: $19.95