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(Title Unknown) November 1880

Affection can be held for a favorite automobile but it cannot match that for, an animal which saw long service to man. George Brett’s sorrel Tom died at the age of 15. He was a Hambletonian colt raised by Columbus. … Continue reading

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A Sulky Racer 1850 – 1860

George lngalls was a well known horse trainer and driver in races, who had many adventures on the turf. He was a capable trainer and driver and very honest and straightforward. George had been a driver on the Southern Circuit … Continue reading

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[Horses] February 1874

Horses were a topic. There were two runaways of horses with cutters but no damage was done. At the Elbow on the ice, John Brett’s “Billy Button” won three heats of four from H. C. Hall’s “Sure Thing.” The proprietor … Continue reading

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Gleaning from Whitehall Chronicle in 1874

In the mid and later 1800s there were horse and stock farms around the village of Whitehall. There were many valuable horses owned and a stock breeding business. Some horses were owned by the farmers; others were pastured for out … Continue reading

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Some Horses in Whitehall In 1874

Interest in horses has increased lately in Whitehall as well, as in other parts of the country. An interesting TV program that has attracted many is called The American Horse and Horseman and appeals to the owners of Whitehall’s quarter … Continue reading

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[Ice Racing] December 1874

The ice racing season opened Monday 2 Dec. The ice is in excellent condition. The Whitehall Trotting association has already caused several tracks to be scraped, straight as arrows, to enable contesting horses to prepare themselves for the coming contest. … Continue reading

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[Knight's Riding Park] July 1882

George Knight enclosed his half mile driving and trotting park on E.P. Wood’s with a high board fence. Built last year, it was one of the best parks in New York State. His opening season, July 17, 18, 19, with … Continue reading

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[41st Washington County Fair] – 1882

Race horses entered in the Whitehall Racing Park for a $60 purse were Farmers Daughter, Annie Gilligan, Bald Hornet and Plow Boy. Events in September 1882 included the 41st annual fair of Washington County at Sandy Hill (Hudson Falls), 5-9 … Continue reading

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Horse Escapades – 1883

In 1883 there were runaways instead of automobile accidents. William Pardo’s young spirited horse was standing with a cart by John Murray’s coal yard on Canal Street, probably where Ryan’s was later. A train approached and the horse took off … Continue reading

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Another Horse Experience – May 1884

Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Bartholomew nearly drowned while crossing the ford at East Bay on their way to North Whitehall. They got out of the ford and their wagon tipped over. Mrs. Bartholomew was going down the second time when … Continue reading

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