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#1 conservativeman633

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Posted 14 March 2017 - 08:15 PM

Came across what may have been the very first football game ever played in DuBois.

 

 

October 29, 1887  at the fair grounds.    3pm............ The game was between Houtzdale and Beechtree.   Admission was 25 cents, but all ladies could go for free.   It was considered a draw in scoring.

 

 

 

Does anyone know of an earlier game played in DuBois??



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Posted 15 March 2017 - 04:31 AM

Came across what may have been the very first football game ever played in DuBois.
 
 
October 29, 1887  at the fair grounds.    3pm............ The game was between Houtzdale and Beechtree.   Admission was 25 cents, but all ladies could go for free.   It was considered a draw in scoring.
 
 
 
Does anyone know of an earlier game played in DuBois??


Do you have a newspaper clipping or such, that could be scanned & posted? Local history is always fascinating!

Watch out for the wild beasts! 


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Posted 15 March 2017 - 09:18 AM

Do you have a newspaper clipping or such, that could be scanned & posted? Local history is always fascinating!

 

I was reading the old 1887 Courier at the library recently-----it was a weekly paper.   I will make a point to put a picture of the paper articles on here, when I can get back to it.   I had an extra hour yesterday because sports practices were cancelled,

 

Those fair grounds & race track we had were pretty special, it seems.....



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Posted 15 March 2017 - 09:29 AM

I was reading the old 1887 Courier at the library recently-----it was a weekly paper.   I will make a point to put a picture of the paper articles on here, when I can get back to it.   I had an extra hour yesterday because sports practices were cancelled,

 

Those fair grounds & race track we had were pretty special, it seems.....

 

For old pictures from across the US, do a web search for "Shorpy", which is an archives of pictures submitted by viewers.  There have been pictures from DuBois on the site that I've never seen elsewhere.


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Posted 15 March 2017 - 09:40 AM

Thanks for posting about 'Shorpy". Once i got on it i did remember someone else on here a while ago was showing some old pictures from the site. I had forgotten all about it.


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