Alpena County Fairgrounds


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Image
Item Type:
Slides
Description:
"The Alpena Driving Club was organized February 19th, 1894, with W.L. Churchill as president and Dr. Ritchie as secretary. On July 4, 1894. the Alpena Driving Club gave their first race on their new half mile track at the fairgrounds. Over 800 wagon loads of cedar bark and 500 railway carloads of clay were used in constructing the track. The clay was brought from Iosco County and placed on the cedar bark. The Club also erected a new grandstand, 40 x 150 feet, and capable of seating 1,200 persons. The ground inside the track was stumped, leveled and seeded down. The total expense was over $5,000."
Notes:
Above taken from "The Town That Wouldn't Die" by Robert Haltiner.
Date of Original:
c 1890
Dimensions:
Width: 4756 px
Height: 3557 px
Image Dimensions:
Image Width: 4756px
Image Height: 3557px
Subject(s):
Collection:
Ann Taber Collection
Language of Item:
English
Geographic Coverage:
  • Alpena County Fairgrounds:
    Michigan, United States
    fltLatitude: 45.0676892454481
    Latitude: 45.0676892454481 Longitude: -83.4521906509399
Donor:
Tim Taber
Copyright Statement:
Public domain: Copyright has expired according to Canadian law. No restrictions on use.
Recommended Citation:
Ann Taber Collection, Alpena County George N. Fletcher Public Library
Contact
Alpena County George N. Fletcher Public Library
Email
WWW address
Agency street/mail address

211 N. First Ave.
Alpena, Michigan 49707
USA
(989)356-6188

Alpena County Fairgrounds
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Alpena County Fairgrounds


"The Alpena Driving Club was organized February 19th, 1894, with W.L. Churchill as president and Dr. Ritchie as secretary. On July 4, 1894. the Alpena Driving Club gave their first race on their new half mile track at the fairgrounds. Over 800 wagon loads of cedar bark and 500 railway carloads of clay were used in constructing the track. The clay was brought from Iosco County and placed on the cedar bark. The Club also erected a new grandstand, 40 x 150 feet, and capable of seating 1,200 persons. The ground inside the track was stumped, leveled and seeded down. The total expense was over $5,000."