This Day In History: 1948-01-24
James A. Glasgow Sr. of Ramapo Avenue cleaned up at the 100th Anniversary exhibition of the Boston Poultry and Pigeon Association. His fantail pigeons won first place in every category which they entered and his Wife Pigeon won best in show over 1,332 other birds from all over the US and Canada.
The showing was particularly outstanding since the recent snow storm had delayed the arrival of the birds in Boston. Although three days is usually considered the maximum time that such birds can go without food and especially water, Glasgow’s birds were deprived for four days until he rescued them from the Express office and carried them off in a taxi. Conditions were still so bad that the taxi took over an hour to travel two miles.