The Lost Trotting Parks Storyboard Archives

The Lost Trotting Parks Storyboard Archives

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Lost Trotting Parks in New York -- One the Site of theFifth Hambletonian -- Goshen, New York

One of New York's Lost Trotting Parks -- Good Time Park -- Site of the Fifth Hambletonian!

Good Time Park Today -- Google Earth Image

Compare the topographical maps to the Google aerials.
Can you find today's locations of the lost tracks?
Check the locations out using Google Earth or Google Maps!

Monday, July 4, 2011

C.H. Nelson -- A Game Man -- Dunton's Spirit of the Turf -- 1888

Your Online Store for Harness Racing Memorabilia

The Lost Trotting Parks of Somerset County

The Agricultural Societies of Somerset County -- 1857

Farmers, businessmen, and families formed the early agricultural societies. The societies provided a forum for educating the farmer in regarding to effective agricultural practices and in best practices for the breeding of horses, cattle, and other livestock. The societies purchased land for a fairground. Often trotting tracks were built as part of the fairgrounds. Fourteen acres were required to built a half mile track with buildings.

Bingham's Lost Trotting Park was located across the
Kennebec River in Concord Township.