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Historical Society: Bellingham—Professional Wrestling Capitol of the World in 1904!

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On January 27, 1904, sports fans throughout the nation fixated on a professional wrestling match held in Bellingham, Washington. Though a small town at the time, Bellingham had a national reputation as a “hotbed” of professional wrestling. The championship match was the culmination of many professional wrestling matches held in Bellingham in the early 1900’s. Presenter Jerry Johnson, a retired WWU mathematics professor, will share more about this local history trivia. Co-presented by the Whatcom County Historical Society. $5 suggested donation/Museum & Historical Society members free. On January 27, 1904, sports fans throughout the nation fixated on a professional wrestling match held in Bellingham, Washington. Though a small town at the time, Bellingham had a national reputation as a “hotbed” of professional wrestling. The championship match was the culmination of many professional wrestling matches held in Bellingham in the early 1900’s. Presenter Jerry Johnson, a retired WWU mathematics professor, will share more about this local history trivia. Co-presented by the Whatcom County Historical Society. $5 suggested donation/Museum & Historical Society members free.