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1884: Jumbo, The Dog Who Swam for His Life in Harlem

Jumbo the Newfoundland Who Swam for His Life in HarlemOn July 18, 1884, a swimming race for dogs took place at the Harlem Beach Bathing Pavilion – also known as the Harlem Beach Baths – located on New York’s East River at the foot of East 116th Street. Continue reading