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Soap Box Derby 1952612 viewsRoseville Soap Box Derby 1952 at the Viaduct on Seventh Avenue. My Soapbox was the white one on the left, I won a third place trophy and a pair of strap-on roller skates. The Trophy was donated by Newark Commissioner, Stephen J Moran. The race was sponsored by the Roseville YMCA and the photo was taken by Jack Horn, He had a studio on Roseville Avenue near the railroad switching tower. The next year I won a larger second place trophy and a portable radio (Westinghouse, I Think).
Soap Box Derby 1952660 viewsthe prize table before that race. On the far left is Bob Cole. The young boys on the right are Leon Scott and Calyue Perry, students at Roseville Avenue School. The First Prize Bicycle was donated by the Roseville Lions Club
The races were covered by both The Newark Sunday News & Star Ledger.
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