2013-09-28 14.45.43

Yankton Press & Dakotan

Marian Richardson Jean Pierce4 Jun 1938 (Evening), p. 1, col. 7

Wins National Spelling Title

Holding her trophy proudly is Marian Richardson, above, 12-year-old farm girl who won the 14th annual national spelling bee when she spelled “pronunciation” after Jean Pierce of Buffalo, N. Y., had faltered on the word.  Miss Richardson, who lives in Floyd county, Indiana, also won $500 prize money in the contest at Washington, D. C.


I purchased roughly 25 original issues of the Yankton (South Dakota) Press & Dakotan, dating from 1938 to 1946.  I am systematically going through every issue and will be posting the articles that include the names of individuals.   I am happy to email full-size scans of any article.  Feel free to ask.

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