Cookie Gilchrist Stakes his Claim

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6/24/62 – TIMMINS ONT. CANADA. – Carlton (Cookie) Gilchrist, 246 lb. Buffalo Bills fullback is set to jump from helicopter to stake a claim in the Ontario bush country 300 miles north of Toronto.  Gilchrist shown 6/12 hopes the prospecting will lead to a financial bonanza.  UPI TELEPHOTO


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4 Responses to Cookie Gilchrist Stakes his Claim

  1. I get a kick out of reading about this guy ! ! !

    The above scenario looks like something out of an episode of “The Rockford Files”–except for the fact that “Rockford” didn’t hit the airwaves until the ’70’s. I can see it, though–some kind of land investment scheme goes awry, and Rockford and Gilchrist team up to save the day.

    I don’t know what kind of acting adventures Cookie may have pursued, but he would have been good.

  2. Dave Steidel says:

    read the story in the archives from March 27, 2013 that relates to this photo

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