On This Day
in West Virginia History...

Headline, Prize Fight Fatality

A prize fight held at Fries Park, Parkersburg, on June 29, 1899, between Kid Wanko of Parkersburg and Felix Carr of St. Albans led to Carr's death.

Learn more:
"The Prize Fight Results in the Death of Felix Carr"
"The Court Hears Evidence in the Habeas Corpus Case" (Prize Fight Fatality)
West Virginia Code Regarding Prize Fighting, 1899

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