Monday, December 28, 2015

Babe Ruth, and the Chicken-Fight Referee

While Paul Emery got to see the Sultan of Swat in Chicago on June 9, 1922, back home in Hobart, Dr. L.M. Friedrich was carrying out his health-board duties, which included the usual negotiating of peace in neighborhood chicken fights, and attending to various dead animals lying around in the summer heat.

2015-12-28. Babe Ruth, chicken fights
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Hobart News 15 June 1922.

One hundred people crowded into the old Deep River schoolhouse to honor Dewey and Evalene (Ols) Thomas; I wonder they had any room to dance.

(I had never heard of the Flying Rollers before. The things I am learning!)

1 comment:

Rachel said...

That Flying Rollers incident must have been quite a site to see.