From The Page (November, 1973):
Reislingshire announces its first annual "The Day Columbus Rediscovered America" Tourney, which will be held on October 20, 1973 (no, not the 23rd, Dominus Seneschalus erravit), in Kearny Park in Fresno. A revel will follow the tourney; it will be potluck at a private house, so if you plan to attend, bring something along. Floor space will be available both Friday and Saturday nights for those who wish to stay over; if you plan to do so, or have any questions, call Douglas Longshanks at (phone omitted).
(Those desiring to make a weekend of it are reminded of the Barony of the Isles' tourney on October 21.)
From the History (by Wilhelm):
Held in Kearney Park, Fresno, CA. Douglas Longshanks, the Seneschal, was the autocrat. Lists for Champion of the Shire were won by Duke Paul of Bellatrix. A revel followed in a private home. This was the first event.
Description of this event,
© Copyright 1980 by William R. Keyes (Wilhelm von Schlüssel)
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