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Pa. man wins sideburns contest honoring Navy hero

Updated: Thursday, August 8 2013, 03:56 PM PDT
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Associated Press


ERIE, Pa. -- The winner has been named in a Pennsylvania
sideburns contest that honors a U.S. Navy commodore known for his
impressive facial hair.

56-year-old Dave Baxter, of Lake City, Pa., topped 19
contestants on Wednesday evening. Officials say one contestant dropped
out because he recently got a new job, had to move and was required to
shave.

Contestants were asked to show their patriotic spirit by growing sideburns most like those of Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry.

Baxter
says he researched images of Perry to try and match the hero who
commanded a nine-ship American fleet to victory over the British in the
Battle of Lake Erie in 1813. Historical portraits suggest that Perry
wore long mutton-chop sideburns that extended toward his lips.

Pa. man wins sideburns contest honoring Navy hero
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