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Colorado Citizen, February 22, 1872, March 14, 1872, March 28, 1872, April 4, 1872; La Grange New Era, March 15, 1872, April 19, 1872, May 3, 1872; Members of the Texas Legislature, 1846-1962 (Austin: n. p., c. 1963), pp. 39, 45, 51. The festival grounds contained a platform for the speakers, a platform for dancing, and a refreshment stand. Harcourt was state senator in the Ninth and Tenth Legislatures, which met under the state's Confederate government; Cook was state senator in the Eleventh Legislature, which met in 1866. The fat men's races were won by John Rosenfield and George Gegenworth. The other participants were Helmuth Kulow, Isam Tooke, Henry Merseberger, and J. Kulow.