Courtesy of the Chicago Historical Society
Charles Dvorak 1904 Olympic Games
American athlete Charles Dvorak competes in the pole vault competition at the 1904 Olympic Games in St. Louis
July 1, 1904: The Olympic Games began in St. Louis.
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