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Gapers Block published from April 22, 2003 to Jan. 1, 2016. The site will remain up in archive form. Please visit Third Coast Review, a new site by several GB alumni.
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SPIN Magazine assembled an oral history of the Chuck Taylor shoe, and while it's a fleeting mention, according Converse archivist Sam Smallidge, Taylor got his start working for Marquis Converse as a salesman in Chicago in the 1920s. [via]

 
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