"It’s the 6th of February, 1925 and there’s a drama unfolding on the pages of the Charleston Daily Mail. William Floyd Collins is trapped in Sand Cave, near Cave City, Kentucky. He’s been there since January 30th.
"The country has been riveted by the daily reports on the story–and today is an especially poignant time in the continuing saga. This was supposed to be William’s wedding day. But instead, his betrothed, Alma Clark, waits at the mouth of the cave for news of his rescue.
- He dies from exposure on the 17th of February.
- He is rescued on the 7th of February and married that afternoon.
- He dies exactly one year later in a car accident.
- He is rescued on the 10th of February, but his fiancée refuses to marry him."
Did anyone else note this? I'll update this post on Tuesday with the correct answer (IMHO) along with the evidence.
UPDATED Wednesday, 31 October: The record that contains the answers to this contest is:
The newspaper page is dated 16 February 1925, and the article clearly states that William Floyd Collins was found dead on 16 February 1925, not died on 17 February 1925 as the closest correct answer to the contest question indicates.
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