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Young Men Standing Tall At The Traps

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Drew Hause, Mar 19, 2018.

  1. Drew Hause

    Drew Hause Well-Known Member

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    The New York American, August 25, 1918 - During the recent Grand American Handicap in Chicago, Miss Lucille Meusel, seventeen years, was one of the fairest of the fair competitors. She is pictured at the right. Captain Any Meaders (center), seventy-nine years, had the distinction of being one of the oldest shooters entered. George Miller, nine years, was the "baby" competitor. Master George hails from Brenton, Ala. He is shown at left.

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    Jimmie F. Bonner, 12 years old, August 13, 1921. Appears to be using a lace-on comb pad

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    1921 GAH
    The Hardware Review

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    Fred Stone teaching Will Roger's oldest son, William Vann "Bill" Rogers, to shoot trap Aug. 1929. Roger's 4th child was Fred Stone Rogers.

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    Rufus King - Aug. 30, 1930 "Sportmen's Review"
    King, R. A. (Fred) - Inductees
    https://www.trapshooters.com/threads/youngest-shooter-to-win-grand-american.399833/

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    This image unfortunately is without a name or date. He may be holding a Baker or Flues SBT.

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    The pad may be a Red Head, not introduced until the 30s

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    As we have the opportunity, and seek opportunities, let's encourage our young men to participate in the great sport of trapshooting.
     
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    Wow, Nice collection of Trap shooters from days gone by. I wonder if any rose up into the ranks and marked the rolls later in their career?
    Thanks for digging all these up Drew. Its always a good time looking them over.
    Bob
     
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    12 y/o Rudy and Fred Etchen; about 1935 when Rudy was Kansas State junior runner up.

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    In 1936 when he won the sub-junior award in the GAH Clay Target Championship

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    Very cool thanks for posting!
     
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    Awesome to see that part of history. The shotguns are almost as tall as they are.

    Thanks!
     
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    The poor young lady in the first picture sure looked a lot older than 17 to me.
    Times were hard back then.
     
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    Pump guns ruled the day.
     
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    Great pics

    Thanks for sharing!
     
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    Love the old stuff, really like the hall-of-fame building at the grand.
     
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    Really cool post and thanks for sharing. I haven't been to the grand hall of fame building yet but I'm going to need to stop by and see it next time.
     
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    17 year old Bobby Olds, Preliminary Handicap winner at the 1932 GAH
    Boys' Life
     
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    Model 12's still get the job done.
     
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    ONE of the things about today's shooting events is that pictures of very young shooters are getting captured on phones.
    This is GREAT in some ways, color and full motion video vs the old sepia prints, etc., but I doubt that they will be preserved and available 100 years from now - - unless the various clouds really DO get archived.
     
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    Breeder & Sportsman July 1919
    "Olympic Gun Club at the Lakeside is proud of the junior classes. In the 15-year-old class is Jas. Talbot, Len Howard, Carroll McGettigan, G. Yonderleith, and X. Pierce"

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    Sporting Life Feb. 8, 1913
    http://library.la84.org/SportsLibrary/SportingLife/1913/VOL_60_NO_23/SL6023021.PDF
    One of the biggest attractions at the Keystone grounds was young J. B. Grier, the 11 year-old target smasher of the Du Pont Club. Grier handles his Parker gun with the ease of a man, and centres his targets in good style. In that strong wind he was quick enough to smash 42 of them in spite of the fact that the wind almost blew him off the stand.

    John "Cap" Grier competed in the 50m Rifle Prone at the 1924 Olympics, and snuck into the picture with the Gold Medal Trap Team; middle back row.
    Samuel Sharman, William Silkworth, John Noel, Fred Etchen (top right) and Frank Hughes (second from right and high gun in the Team Competition with 92). Wilford Fawcett (bottom left), Captain, and Clarence Platt. Top 4 scores; Etchen, Hughes, Sharman & Silworth 363x400, counted toward the Team medals. 1924 was the last year for Team Competition. Frank Hughes won a Bronze in the Individual Competition with a 97.

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    http://www.witrapshooters.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/1937Shooting-Holidays.pdf

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    Love this stuff.
     
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    Great Drew!
     
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