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Robert Buckley
Lucien Marc
Tue Jul 31, 2018 06:34

The wrestling matches in Colorado and Arizona during this time period billed as the Great Andre Christol may have been Lucien Marc .

People that knew the difference between the French wrestler Andre Christol and Lucien Marc would say that Lucien was missing an ear and a couple fingers , the result of a match he had with a bear in 1878 .

Lucien Marc posed as Andre Christol during this time period, he also wrestled under the name Professor Lucien Marc Christol .

  • He wrestled in Tombstone too.Peter Brand, Tue Jul 31 00:52
    I think that guy lost a couple of matches in Tombstone to James Bennett. Cheers PB
    • Lucien Marc — Robert Buckley, Tue Jul 31 06:34
      • https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn88076993/1884-04-11/ed-1/seq-7/#date1=1789&index=0&rows=20&words=Andre+Christol&searchType=basic&sequence=0&state=North+Dakota&date2=1963&proxtext=%22Andre+Ch... more
        • Lincoln Nebraska 1879Robert Buckley, Tue Jul 31 18:26
          The Nebraska State Journal , Friday , April 25 , 1879 reported that Lucien Marc arrived in Lincoln, calling himself Andre Christol . He was with an Omaha athlete named Wisler . They reported... more
      • Thanks Robert and PeterK.t.K., Tue Jul 31 11:26
        Yes, I had put together a file on Christol (with his wife Pauline) many years ago, subsequent to seeing his visit to Tombstone in 1880. It seems he got his barnstorming start in 1875 at New York. He... more
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