Ernie Moross, Front Man

This is an interesting article that provides insights to how Oldfield's barnstorming tour worked. His manager, Ernie Moross (who later became the director of contests at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway when it was founded in 1909), was in Dallas to make arrangements for Oldfield and the team when they arrived from New Orleans. Interesting historical context reference is that Moross compared Oldfield to Jim Jeffries, the heavyweight boxing champion of the world at the time.

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