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Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Plans for Shooting Matches at the Glen-Drake Rifle Range in Early 1876

Yesterday I wrote about the "Glen-Drake" Rifle Range located in Pelhamville during the 1870s.  See:  Tue., July 28, 2009:  Account of Christmas Shooting Matches in 1875 at the Glen-Drake Rifle Range in Pelhamville.  I have previously written about the rifle range.  See:

Wed., April 1, 2009:  Evidence of a "Glen-Drake" Rifle Range in Pelhamville During the 1870s.

Mon., April 20, 2009:  Only Known Image of the Glen-Drake Rifle Range Near Pelhamville.

Wed., April 22, 2009:  1877 Account of Competition for DePeyster Medal at the Glen Drake Range in Pelhamville.

Only Known Image of Glen-Drake Rifle Range, Published in 1876.

Today's posting to the Historic Pelham Blog transcribes a very brief excerpt of an article describing plans for shooting matches to be held at the Glen-Drake Rifle Range on George Washington's birthday in 1876.


The American Rifle Association announces a programme of matches to be shot at Glendrake Range, Pelhamville, on Washington's Birthday.  The matches are three in number, and will be contested at 300 yards' distance.  Should the association be favored with pleasant weather, an interesting tournament may be expected. . . ."

Source:  Military Gossip, N.Y. Times, Feb. 20, 1876, p. 9.

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