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Monopoly’s Inventor: The Progressive Who Didn’t Pass ‘Go’ - NYTimes.com

JUN 18 1974, JUN 20 1974; Record And Aid Are Aims Of Monopoly Game; Arvada High School students Debbie Kidd, 15, of 6627 Otis
JUN 18 1974, JUN 20 1974; Record And Aid Are Aims Of Monopoly Game; Arvada High School students Debbie Kidd, 15, of 6627 Otis St., and John Witt, 16, of 6405 Newland St., ponder moves in a marathon Monopoly game to raise money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association of America. The stu-ídents are among 34 from their school attempting to set a world record by playing the game continuously for 1,000 hours. All proceeds from the game, which began at noon Tuesday on the basement level of downtown May-D&F, will benefit programs for more than 500 muscular dystrophy victims in state.; (Photo By Barry Staver/The Denver Post via Getty Images)

For generations, the story of Monopoly’s Depression-era origins delighted fans almost as much as the board game itself.

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