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Offline TedE

competitions...
« on: June 11, 2009, 04:18:33 PM »
Can't remember where but in a thread somewhere on this site someone recently asked if anyone knew when or how decoy competitions began.  Don't know why but that question has stuck with me until I finally just had to find out. I was quite surprised at the answer. Just in case I'm not the only one wondering, here's a snippet from The Great Book Of Wildfowl Decoys;

"Carving contests which fostered competition and exchanges of ideas among carvers, begin in 1923..."

Here's a link to it on Google.
 http://books.google.com/books?id=ZLBfaq4X-LEC&pg=PA25&lpg=PA25&dq=decoy+competition&source=bl&ots=Xm-zNDl_SR&sig=1vJOgf8IKj2NZ3evvA-AurV3la8&hl=en&ei=y2MxStfaH5LEMtv8xL8H&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=7
Americana? Why spent shot is better off then I on the bottom of the Chesapeake. And that is where I'd rather be,water-logged and bound in tendrils of wild celry...
From Americana by Joel Barber

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competitions...
« on: June 11, 2009, 04:18:33 PM »