The Digital History Lab at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill presents The Cutting Room Floor – incredibly true stories from the past unearthed by historians, told by historians. Each episode features a guest historian who tells a fascinating story that they found during archival research, but that did not fit neatly into a recent research project such as their dissertation, article, or book.
In Episode One, “Transcontinental Golf,” PhD Candidate and Co-Host Craig Gill tells the story of two fame hungry twenty-somethings from Mobile, Alabama. On a rainy Sunday morning in February 1927, they set off on an incredible journey.
Emma Rothberg spoke to Craig Gill about his research and why he found this story so fascinating, and you can watch it here.