M. W. Savage and Dan Patch

M. W. Savage and Dan Patch

M.W. Savage and Dan Patch, c.1905.

Dan Patch leading in race

Dan Patch leading in race

Dan Patch leading in a race, c.1905.

Dan Patch with his private car (from train)

Dan Patch with his private car (from train)

Dan Patch with his private train car, 1904.

Dan Patch loving cup from Memphis

Dan Patch loving cup from Memphis

Sterling silver trophy won by Dan Patch in Memphis, 1904.

Dan Patch and driver.

Dan Patch and driver.

Dan Patch and driver, c.1904.

Dan Patch driven by M.E. McHenry, his first trainer

Dan Patch driven by M.E. McHenry, his first trainer

Dan Patch driven by M.E. McHenry, his first trainer, in Dan Patch's younger days, c.1900.

Dan Patch and driver

Dan Patch and driver

Dan Patch and driver, c.1904.

Dan Patch

Sired by a champion pacer and born in 1896, Dan Patch was bred to be a racehorse. At first glance, though, his chances didn't look too good. He had long legs, knobby knees, and worst of all, a sweet disposition—not considered an asset in the hypercompetitive world of harness racing.

Bender, Charles Albert (1884–1954)

The National Baseball Hall of Fame credits Charles Albert Bender with inventing the slider, a curveball with extra speed. Like his patented pitch, Bender's life course was a circuitous one, beginning on the White Earth Reservation in northern Minnesota.

High Grade Bicycles

High Grade Bicycles

Advertising poster from S.F. Heath Cycle Co. of Minneapolis.

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