15 DAYS!!!!!

July 5th 1960 Gloucester Daily Times Fiesta Photos from the Infamous Fred Buck at The Cape Ann Museum

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gdt1960fiesta

Fred writes-

joey – this is a section of a page from the july 5 1960 gdt showing scenes from that year’s fiesta.  i think i found it in somebody’s trash a long time ago.  i thought you could crop down to some of the photos showing sporting events (the vertical! greasy pole – bring that one back!).  i think most of the photos were by charlie lowe, the master, but no bylines, just ‘times staff’.

viva!
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4 Responses to 15 DAYS!!!!!

  1. Joe Testaverde says:

    That was the year a storm had caused a coast ship on morrowing to break off and wipe out greasy pole so the committe heard of using a greased pole sticking up in the old country so they erected one in front of the old Might-Mac Building on beach . Was different but was as good as in water for viewing and crowds during high tide.

  2. Joe Testaverde says:

    Sorry missed typed : WASN’T GOOD FOR VIEWING BY CROWS ON BEACH

  3. Jenn Cullen says:

    great history on why the vertical greasy pole!

    thanks,
    jenn

  4. Pingback: 2011 Saint Peter’s Fiesta Coverage From Good Morning Gloucester | GoodMorningGloucester

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