Manassa reflects on favorite son Jack Dempsey

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Manassa reflects on favorite son Jack Dempsey

Famed Dempsey-Willard heavyweight bout reaches centennial anniversary
Standing inside the Jack Dempsey Museum the afternoon of July 4, curator Michelle Richardson shows the commemorative title belt, saluting Dempsey’s 1919 win over Jess Willard, presented by WBC representatives during festivities in Dempsey’s hometown of Manassa, Colo.
The bronze sculpture of Manassa’s favorite son still greets visitors to the town’s Jack Dempsey Park & Museum.
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