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Unintentional Swim

September 24, 2011

In August of 1888, a Cincinnati wheelman named Herman Huskman was riding his high wheel along the tow path near Chester Park (now Spring Grove Ave) and took a “header” into the canal.  It’s reported that “after fishing out his wheel, he hung his clothes on some bushes, and then hid in the shrubbery for over three hours while his togs were drying.” Bicycling World and L.A.W. Bulletin, 12 August, 1888 p. 331.

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