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1894 Election results brought in by bicycles

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1894 Election results brought in by bicycles

Posted: 30 Aug 2003 4:46PM GMT
Classification: Biography
Edited: 23 May 2005 8:15PM GMT
Surnames: Pratt, Daves, FauntLeRoy, Williams, Hendricks, Ruby, Harned, Shanks, Hanner, Long, Bailey
The bicycle has come to stay and is making itself useful as well ornamental. By its aid the people of Madisonville were able before ? o'clock (can't read) Tuesday night to learn from the outlying precincts just how the vote had been cast. Walter PRATT and Will DAVES went to Dalton, Homer FAUNT LeROY and Joe WILLIAMS to Charleston, E.L. HENDRICKS, Turner RUBY and R.I. HARNED to Oak Wall, Jack SHANKS and Morris HANNER to Nebo, and John LONG and Will BAILEY to White Plains. Before 9 o'clock some of these riders were in Madisonville and the result of their trips was announced. The rides from Charleston, Oak Wall, White Plains and Dalton, each from fifteen to eighteen miles were made in about one hour and a half. The ride from Nebo was made in about one hour. Our people appreciate the efforts of these bold night riders for their aid in getting the news. Long live the bicycle and long live their riders. (Source: Madisonville Hustler, Fri., Nov. 9, 1894)

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