Monday, January 30, 2012

Hamilton wins

Wait ... Hamilton??

[Aspen Daily Times, June 21, 1896, p. 1.]

Overland results

Pacers, trotters and cracks.

[Aspen Daily Times, June 7, 1896.]

Sunday, January 29, 2012

The Overland Park Races

[The Daily Journal (Telluride), June 5, 1896, p. 3.]

Saturday, January 28, 2012

G.A.R. Encampment

[Akron Pioneer Press, Sept. 8, 1905.]

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Scott wants a rematch

This is an interesting race:

[Silver Cliff Rustler, Oct. 21, 1896.]

Hach not beaten?

[Glenwood Post, Sept. 24, 1898.]

The training, the traveling... Not enough to be known as Buttermilk Boy and crush the world's best riders at your home track.

Hachenberger beats Senn

At the D.W.C. track. Hach has beaten Hughes, Hamilton and Senn.

[Chaffee County Republican, Sept. 16, 1896.]

Hachenberger Beaten

"Buttermilk Boy?" Not the best sports nick-name I've ever heard.

[Boulder Daily Camera, September 23, 1896, p. 2.]

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Hachenberger at Broadway Park

I think this is the track that was near 6th and Broadway.

[Rocky Mountain Sun (Aspen), June 20, 1896.]

Development of the Bicycle Explained Randomly in Chaffee County Democrat

[Chaffee County Democrat, October 4, 1919.]

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Velocipedes in Denver

[RMN, Dec. 9, 1868.]

This refers to the old old-school, pre-high-wheeler era.

Friday, January 13, 2012

George Rickard the Noted Sportsman

[The Daily Journal, March 20, 1922, p. 1.]

Might be same George Rickard from Denver, stay tuned. Is J. Boyer a modern-day Rickard?

Thursday, January 5, 2012

San Francisco Transit Strike

Noticed this while researching Denver's 1920 strike, which turned out a lot worse than what's described here. In Denver they did carry guns, and used them to shoot indiscriminately into crowds. Is Black Jack Jerome among the strikebreakers in SF?

[Durango Democrat, May 15, 1907, p. 1.]

Sunday, January 1, 2012