"I already posted about a TV person in the hall with all of us there in our GOLDEN finest. With a straight face she said that our count was "OVER ONE HUNDRED FIFTY people in attendance".
YEAH, LADY. IN EACH ROW!
--"Badwater Bill" at www.illinoiscarry.com
Media accounts of numbers vary widely, but that's . . . . hmmm.
When this picture was taken, from the railroad viaduct next to 3rd St., the back end of the crowd still hadn't turned the corner from 7th St. four blocks back. Maybe I'm too generous, but it's enough to make me wonder whether she genuinely flubbed it.