[Ads-l] Strip Euchre (was Strip Poker antedated (?))

ADSGarson O'Toole adsgarsonotoole at GMAIL.COM
Mon Apr 5 20:47:20 UTC 2021

Great work, James. Thanks for sharing your discoveries.

On Mon, Apr 5, 2021 at 3:18 AM James Eric Lawson <jel at nventure.com> wrote:
> 'Strip euchre' (mentioned in Peter Reitan's interesting post about
> 'strip poker'), as viewed through the scratched and clouded lens of the
> current newspapers.com database, appeared as early as 1886, and enjoyed
> a brief vogue in 1904, the same year and general geographical area
> (midwestern states) where 'strip poker' makes its first (perhaps)
> appearance (discounting the Exeter Academy use, which is likely that of
> a student transplanted from the midwest).
> I didn't examine the details of each 1904 appearance, but there seem to
> have been 40 in Oklahoma, 1 in Arkansas, and 10 in Kansas. Two unique
> uses (that is, not in republished articles) in 1903 were in the
> _Manhattan Mercury_ (Kansas).

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