Gaslight News – September 2009

  • Fine Grounds of the Riverton Athletic Association
  • Law of Attraction: Works on the Nellie Bly Photo
  • Riverton Halloween Ghost Tour Returns
Grand Bicycle Meet, 1894-07-04, Philadelphia Inquirer, pg. 8
Grand Bicycle Meet, 1894-07-04, Philadelphia Inquirer, pg. 8

2/18/2014: The mention of A.A. Zimmerman in “The Fine Grounds of the Riverton Athletic Association” is an error.  Lately, I have been fact checking our material about the 1895 race and I believe Zimmerman was actually talking about another track, not Riverton’s. Several athletes and officials of the day did praise the Riverton track, but I can’t place Zimmerman any nearer to Riverton than Mt. Holly. Note the Philadelphia Inquirer clipping in which experts characterized the Riverton bicycle race track as ”the finest quarter-mile track in the country.” – JMc

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