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[Some Horse Racing] October 1884

A most exciting race took place 29 September [1884] when Seth McFarran’s mare, John O’Rourke’s horse, and Nelson O’Donnell’s horse competed, best 3 in 5. The account
says shots were taken of the drivers and the caroms they made. (Doesn’t anyone have some pictures to be preserved by copying?)

Doris B. Morton, Town Historian – The Whitehall Independent – Nov 16, 1983 – Title Unknown

Some Street Events in 1886

What about an exhibit of horseflesh in our streets today consisting of the Beechman stallions’ offspring? Five of them. Gilbert Hunt owned two stallions; a chestnut, eleven months 27 days weighing 910 pounds and a bay, ten months 20 days of 700 pounds. Fred H. Smith owned two mares; one a chestnut eleven months old, 660 pounds and a black, 16 months, 640 pounds. Sereno Hollister was the owner of a five year ten month old bay, 680 pounds. The animals were deemed splendid specimens of equine flesh.

Doris B. Morton, Town Historian – The Whitehall Independent – March 19, 1986