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Letter referring to George S. Billmeyer is in the Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library

Two of my readers raised a similar question about a previous post.  What possible reason would there be for a letter about George S. Billmeyer of York concerning a 1869 football game in New Jersey to be in the Woodrow … Continue reading

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George S. Billmeyer; All American Football Player in 1869

The first date of issue of this First Class 6-Cent Postage Stamp was in New Brunswick, New Jersey.  Recognized as the site of college football’s first game November 6th, 1869; between Princeton and Rutgers. In my post last Wednesday you … Continue reading

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The Quest for Early Billmeyer Photos, with some Success

The Estate Inventories of George S. Billmeyer (1849-1917), followed by his widow Fannie E. Billmeyer (1862-1932) contain many photographs; unfortunately none identified, at least not in the inventory lists.  Just imagine all the photos that hung on the walls and … Continue reading

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