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Outing Annual 1888 Volume 13

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  1. tachyon

    tachyon Member

    Jan 29, 1998
    Elkwood Park, Long Branch New Jersey was the home of the Grand American from 1896-1899. This is an excerpt from Outing Annual 1888.


    Thanksgiving day at Elkwood Park. Miss Annie Oakley and Phil Daly Jr. shot a match at 50 live birds for a handsome gold badge. Mr. Daly shooting at 55 birds Miss Oakley shooting at 50. Mr. Daly won missing but seven birds Ms. Oakley missing 8. There was a large crowd to witness the shooting.

    A new gun club has been formed at Topeka Kansas. It had a shoot Thanksgiving Day, using Peoria blackbirds.

    At Arlington MD. Nov 29, Wm Graham and H. Capron shot a match at 25 live birds for $50.00 a side. The condition were: 25 birds each, Graham standing at 28 yards rise and using a 12 gauge gun. with one hand only; Capron standing at 30 yards using a 10 gauge, with both hands. Hurlingham rules. E. Hall referee. The match resulted in a tie 24-24.

    The tie was then shot off and resulted with Graham at 11 and Capron at 8.
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