Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Travel Tuesday: 1875 Drag Racing?

Alexandria Gazette
29 May 1875

SERIOUS ACCIDENT -- On Monday last Mr. E. E. Meredith received serious injuries by being thrown from his horse, near Brentsville.  He received a fracture of both ankles, and it is feared internal injuries.  Himself and Mr. Marsteller, of Nokesville, were trying the speed of their horses, and at the end of the lane leading from Mr. Sexsmith's gate towards Nokesville, Mr. Meredith being in the lead, turned to the right, when Mr. Marstellers's horse collided with him, dashing him violently to the ground.  Mr. Meredith was conveyed in a carriage to his home, where he was attended by physicians. -- Manassas Gazette

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