From: "Linda B. Merims" <lbm@xxxxxxxxx>
Subject: [RC] 19th Century LD Factoid
Date: Fri, 20 Dec 2002 16:39:55 -0500
I was browsing through old horse prints at a
gallery on Newbury Street in Boston yesterday
and I came across a print that commemorated
a new "world" record set in the 1880's...
A Hambletonian/TB cross had trotted 20 miles
in harness in 58 minutes and change. He
was pulling a high-wheeled wooden sulky
on dirt roads. The print gave all the splits
Evidently these kind of medium-to-long-distance
harness trotting records were quite the thing
in 19th century America.
Linda B. Merims