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Primary Sources and Picture Books: The Wildest Race Every by Meghan McCarthy

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Primary Sources to accompany The Wildest Race, a picture book account of the 1904 Olympic marathon in St. Louis, part of the first Olympics held in the United States.

The Topeka state journal., December 22, 1904, LAST EDITION

The St. Louis Republic., September 04, 1904

Deseret evening news., August 31, 1904, Last Edition, Page 3

Many details about the race

New-York tribune., February 20, 1905, Page 9

The St. Louis Republic., April 02, 1905

Runners Participating in the 1904 Olympic Marathon on Dirt Roads Outside of St. Louis, MO

Text in accompanying link is secondary source information.

Thomas Hicks Assisted by his Trainers

Written text from accompanying link is secondary source.

The start of the marathon race at the 1904 Olympics, held in St. Louis.

Text and audio in accompanying link is secondary source.

Cuban marathoner (and former mailman) Félix Carbajal

Text in accompanying link is secondary source.