Roller derby skaters, from left, Louise Thomas, Elizabeth “Libby” Hoover, Pudge Dyer, Jayne Cummings and Mildred Arndt, are started by Harry Newman on Jan. 4, 1936.
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President George H.W. Bush and his son Marvin playing horseshoes on the South Lawn shortly after its installation in April 1989. While serving as vice president, George H. W. Bush enjoyed playing horseshoes in his spare time. After becoming president, he had a horseshoe pit installed on the White House South Lawn. President Bush hosted […]
Dorothy Wheeler, of Lincoln, Nebraska, captain of one of the Navy Nurses softball teams, slams out a long single into left field during a game at the U.S. Naval Hospital, San Diego in June 1943. Grace Nilsen, of Escanaba, Michigan is the catcher. How Navy Nurses Keep Fit – “Keep fit to keep fighting men […]
The Matinecock bobsled crew at the annual bobsled races in Locust Valley, New York in 1916. Locust Valley, located in Nassau County, held an annual bobsled race, in which teams of women raced with teams of men. Bobsledding was an active winter pastime in the area. The Matinecock team of women, composed of twenty-five, came in […]
Two groups going down the toboggan slides in Corsair and Silver Valley area in Michigan on February 9, 1941. The Silver Valley and Corsair area was a popular downhill ski area with a tracked toboggan run. Erosion concerns ended those operations in the 1960s. The large ski lodge was torn down and the ski hill replanted. The area was re-designated […]