Cherry blossom and pickerel and cotton and strawberry and Frisbee festivals, all celebrations of good spirit and the bounty of the land, are red-white-and-blue-letter days, occasions when Americans parade their prides and prejudices. Among the many traditional U.S.A. spring rites are the National Trout Festival in Kalkaska, Mich. and the World Wrist-Wrestling Championship in Petaluma, Calif. What follows are two accounts of the hokum and merriment at these vernal commemorations
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May 10, 1971
This splendid redundancy was all that past performance charts had to say about the last three races of Venezuela's Canonero II, who made America's classic contenders look like Percherons as he rounded a jampacked field to score a stunning upset in the Kentucky Derby
- By Robert F. Jones
A world-record bid of $66,000 failed to buy a succulent Duesenberg, but champagne-sipping old-car shoppers at a Pennsylvania auction thawed the recession freeze by ponying up more than $300,000
- By Peter Carry
Lew and Oscar made it seem easy, as the Bucks breezed to the NBA title. Who will ever stop them now?