One Hundred and Eighteen Years Later
Here’s and interesting item from Eh Bay: a One Mile Novice gold ribbon medal from 1896 for the Hanauer Race. This ribbon was won by George N. Kirn of Cincinnati. The race was held on August 18, 1896 at the Hamilton County Fairgrounds in Carthage. There were over 500 wheels counted at the race track for the different events, which included professional racers and women’s events. These races were the main attraction of the fair, with record attendance for the races that started at 2:00 in the afternoon and continued throughout the day. Otto Barth, an old Brighton club member was a referee.