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1878-1899: Sports and Recreation

1878-1899: Chapter Eleven: Sports and Recreation

By ADAM HORNBUCKLE AND MARTIN MANNING

CONTENTS

CHRONOLOGY 382

OVERVIEW 389

TOPICS IN THE NEWS

Amateur Sport 391

The First Boston Marathon 392

Americas Cup 393

Amusement Parks and the National Parks System 394

The Ferris Wheel 395

Bare-Knuckle Prizefighting 396

Baseball 400

National League Pennant Winners 398

Segregated Baseball 399

Basketball 400

Bicycling 401

Chautauqua Movement 402

The Circus 403

General Tom Thumb 404

College Sports 404

1896 Olympic Games 406

Golf 407

Holidays 408

Lawn Tennis 410

Wild West Shows 411

Annie Get Your Gun 412

Worlds Fairs 412

HEADLINE MAKERS

Adrian Constantine Cap Anson 414

Phineas Taylor Barnum 414

Walter Camp 415

William Frederick Cody 415

Lawrence Lon Myers 416

Frederick Law Olmsted 417

Albert Goodwill Al Spalding 417

John Lawrence Sullivan 418

George C. Tilyou 418

PUBLICATIONS 419

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