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TITLE: Mineral Springs horse racing track, grandstand, and crowd, Porter, Indiana.
DATE: October 22, 1912
PUBLISHER: Chicago Daily News, Inc.
(#LOC ichicdn n059809)

POSTMARK: not applicable
COLLECTION: DN-0059809, Chicago Daily News negatives collection, Chicago Historical Society
 
 
TITLE: Soldiers stopping horse racing at Mineral Springs. Mineral Springs horse racing track with soldiers on racetrack with horses and riders, Porter, Indiana.
DATE: October 22, 1912
PUBLISHER: Chicago Daily News, Inc.
(#LOC ichicdn n059813)

POSTMARK: not applicable
COLLECTION: DN-0059813, Chicago Daily News negatives collection, Chicago Historical Society
 

TITLE: Soldiers stopping horse racing at Mineral Springs. Mineral Springs horse racing Track with two soldiers standing in front of crowd, Porter, Indiana.
DATE: October 22, 1912
PUBLISHER: Chicago Daily News, Inc.
(#LOC ichicdn n059810)

POSTMARK: not applicable
COLLECTION: DN-0059810, Chicago Daily News negatives collection, Chicago Historical Society
 

TITLE: Mineral Springs Race Course. 1st "Defy." [Robbins.] 2nd "Jim Ray." [Mundon.] 3rd "Pretend." [Feeney.]
DATE: 1912
PUBLISHER: Gus Lawson
POSTMARK: none

COLLECTION: S. Shook

 

TITLE: "Ready to Start." At Mineral Springs Race Course.
DATE: 1912
PUBLISHER: Gus Lawson
POSTMARK: none

COLLECTION: S. Shook
 

TITLE: View of grandstand structure at the Mineral Springs Race Course.
DATE: 1912
PUBLISHER: Kruxo
POSTMARK: June 3, 1913, Hobart, Indiana
COLLECTION: S. Shook
REMARK: This real photo postcard contains no caption on the front. However, the grandstand structure and fencing in the photograph are identical to other known photographs of the Mineral Springs horse racing track. It is believed the the dirt road on the left side of the photograph is present day Beam Street, which would mean that this photograph is looking westward.
 

Historical information concerning the Mineral Springs Horse Racing Track can be found in the following New York Times article titled "Indiana Soldiers Seize a Race Track; With Fixed Bayonets Prevent Racing at Mineral Springs and Drive Away Spectators," published on page 10 of the Wednesday, October 23, 1912, issue.
 

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