Huntsville Weekly Democrat (AL)
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Description: Robert Bass Wins Fly-Killing Contest
Date: July 19 1911
Newspaper published in: Huntsville, AL
Source: Madison Co., AL Library
Page/Column: Page 4, Column 4
The following was rather a queer way to win a prize on July 4th at San Antonio, Texas:
One quarter million dead flies in one heap, being a pile three feet high and five feet wide, represents the slaughter wrought by small boys as a result of a fly-killing contest, which closed here last night. Robert Bass carried off the prize of $10 with an official record of 484,320 dead flies.
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