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Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by MTA Tom, Dec 22, 2007.

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  1. MTA Tom

    MTA Tom Active Member

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    trench12, that's a treat. Thank you!
     
  2. phirel

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    trench12- To me it was more than interesting. Bill Jenkins (the youngster in the photo) was a very good friend of mine. I shot and visited with Bill over many years. I have, somewhere, a history of many adventures of Bill, his father Ralph and his Uncle Rock. Bill is in the NC Hall of Fame.

    Please take great care of this card. It should be mounted with an acid free backing. If possible, I would greatly appreciate a photocopy of this card.

    Pat Ireland
     
  3. TigerMyrtle

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    trench12:
    Please contact me via e-mail. I want to ask you a few questions regarding this card.
    Thanks,
    Eric Schmidt
    xxxindy4eric@gmail.com (drop the "x's"
     
  4. phirel

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    trench12

    Pat Ireland
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    Phirel@AOL.com

    A little more information. Both Ralph and Rock are in the ATA Hall of Fame. They made a bit of money by building railroad cars that were designed to ship chickens from Indiana to the larger Eastern markets. Rock designed the first replacement butt pad that was designed for trap (Jenkins Pad). That distinctive green pad with a yellow spacer is still mentioned on this site now and then. Bill Jenkins condensed his trap shooting to me once by saying he won the Jr. Championship at the Grand in 1926 (date?) and never did anything after that. His first wife of 40 years died around 1978. Bill was a Sr Vet at that time. He married a younger second wife who was a fine lady and Bill lived another 6-7 years with her.

    The card is not only a bit of trap history, it is very personal to me. Thank you very much for the posting.

    Pat Ireland
     
  5. tomk2

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    A new TS.com drive to add to the Hall of Fame collection?
     
  6. lju

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    Nice job Trench! You are a wealth of information when it comes to trapshooting history. Take care of your treasures, and share often.

    Travel safe if you're heading North!

    lju
     
  7. Joe Woods

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    I enoyed it as well.
    Thankyou / Merry Christmas

    Joe Woods/Ontario
     
  8. Hap MecTweaks

    Hap MecTweaks Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Trench for sharing that bit of history with us!!! I can imagine how thrilled Pat is also knowing them first hand! Hap
     
  9. butch's90t

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    Terry, once again you've given us a great pleasure. Please keep digging in your archives and either posting them here or send'm straight to me. Thanks, Harry.
     
  10. Hap MecTweaks

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    Man what a great read!!! Thanks for posting that letter guys!! I truly enjoyed reading it! Hap
     
  11. phirel

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    This thread gets better every day.

    Pat Ireland
     
  12. j l c

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    Trench12-Thanks for sharing this history. Crank
     
  13. Hauxfan

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    Trench, and Big Ed.......Thanks for making that letter available to the rest of us. Really nice to read something good about our history.

    Hauxfan!
     
  14. KennyRay

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    Thank you for sharing your pieces of trapshooting history with those of us who really enjoy such things. May I ask you to please consider providing nice copies or scans of them to the Trapshooting Hall of Fame where this information can be preserved and provided for research in the future.

    There is a wonderful explanation of the 1912 Olympic Trapshooting event in "Trapshooting - The Patriotic Sport" if anyone is interested. It lists the United State team members and their scores. the US won over Great Britian by the score of 532 to 511.

    Jay R. Graham, Ingleside, Illinois won the individual championship with 96; Alfred Goeldel, Germany, 94; Henry Blau, Russia, 91; H. R. Humby, Great Britian, 88; & albert Preuss, Germany, 88.

    US members did well considering they were not accustomed to "holding the gun below the elbow."

    Thank you for your consideration.

    Kenny Ray Estes
    Trapshooting Hall of Fame
     
  15. jackmitch

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    very good reading ed and trench. merry christmas hauxfan.jackmitch
     
  16. superxjeff

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    Wow! Thanks so much for sharing it with all of us. Talk about pressure! The US and most of Europe wanted him to win. Jeff
     
  17. X Trap 2

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    Nice card, thanks for sharing. Ray....
     
  18. Ron Frazier

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    Wow! A whole squad, all brothers! How great is that?

    Trench and BigEd,

    I have a trap scrapbook, any copies of these treasures that you could Email would be greatly appreciated. You could have your own Hall Of Fame! Actually, I think you do!

    Ron
     
  19. phirel

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    If the photo was made at the Grand, and it likely was, look at the size of the trees. Straw hats were popular between 1920 and 1930.

    Pat Ireland
     
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