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The Most Famous Female Athlete You've Never Heard Of

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The Most Famous Female Athlete You've Never Heard Of

Short | 01:31

When you look at the sheer scale of her athletic achievements, it's a wonder she's not better known today: boxing star, three-time Olympic medalist, and one of the best women's golf players of all time.


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At the start of the 20th century, Americans find themselves with more time and money on their hands. Coney Island launches the country's first amusement parks and proves that big profits can be earned from fun and entertainment. By 1953, Americans are spending $18 billion a year on leisure activities like camping, bowling, and attending sports events. This is the story of America at play, presented through digitally remastered and colorized archival footage and rarely seen home movies.

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