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Welcome to the World's Fair Newsletter: September 2015

Please excuse the brevity of this newsletter but I have been having some eye problems. August 31 was my second cataract surgery and things are so much better now.

Today at the Fair - September 19, 1939

Haskell Mounts Will Be Sold At Auction

Ridden By Indians As Fair Escorts For Dignitaries

The 26 saddle horses and jumpers used by the Haskell Indian guard of Honor on duty at the World's Fair until recently will be auctioned today at the Alley Pond Stables, Douglaston, L.I., according to W. O. Schirmer, coordinator of the Fair Purchasing Department.

Equipment comprising saddles, bridles, saddle housings and pads also will be put on sale.

The Honor Guard escorted President Roosevelt, the King and Queen of England and scores of other dignitaries on their visits to the Fair. It was disbanded on August 25 to permit the Indians to return to Haskell College.

On Saturday, June 10, 1939, the New York World's Fair's twenty-four member Haskell Guard escorted King George VI and Queen Elizabeth into "The World of Tomorrow." Known as Grover Whalen's pride and joy, these expert horsemen, culled from three Indian reservation schools, lent a great sense of dignity to the royal occasion…

Read the rest of the story about the Haskell Guard written by Fair Historian David Cope.

New On the Website

Unfortunately nothing new has been added to the website this past month. I am always looking for new material. So if you have something from the Fair you would like to share, please contact me.

People Seeking Information:

Take a look and see if you can help these people find answers to their questions. View the current list of questions. If you have a question email me and I will add it to the list.

Frank Berg asked:
I was wondering if anyone has any of the plaques that were made by Primo Art Co. For the fair his Company was based on Rhode Island , he was contracted to make them.


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