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Otto Maya --- Historical Marker - Transcription and Photos

Contributed by Bill Klauk

This historical marker located at 1103 State Street in the City of Erie, commemorates Otto Maya, a champion bicycle rider in the 1890s and early 1900s. The historical marker reads:

OTTO MAYA (1876 - 1930)

A champion racer during the bicycle craze that swept the United States in the 1890s. After racing locally for several years, he competed against bicyclists from other states and nations in major contests between 1896 and 1906; foremost among these were the six-day team races at the old Madison Square Garden in New York. Maya lived here as a boy above his family's business, which he later managed on his return to Erie in 1907.


Transcription of the words on the marker, and the photos, were provided by Bill Klauk. Click on any photo below for a full size version. Use your browser's 'back' button to return to this page.

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Looking down State St   In front of Chinos Dry Cleaners   General View at 11th and State Street


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