Derby Races

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RACERS ON THIS DAY: Pictured (l-r) John Zimmerman, Tom Boyer, Phil Foltz, Bill Koons (standing), Robert Taylor, Mike Wagner, John Leidy and Bill Wagner (Photo submitted by Wayne Taylor)
Contributed by rkohler3 on 2/15/13 - Image Year: 1963

DERBY RACES: To the boys of town, derby races on the hill from the RAILROAD BRIDGE to the entrance to First "Water" Street were almost a daily occurrence during the summer months.

Somewhat later, Main Srteet would be blocked at Fourth Street and the hill next to the Presbyterian Church all the way to Tuscarora Street was used for the same purpose.

Perhaps Derby Racing was popular in the town because it hosted the Port Royal Speedway.

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Contributed by rkohler3 on 7/19/20 - Image Year: 1965
RACES ON 4TH STREET Racers and spectators on Fourth Street. The side of the Presbyterian Church is visible on the right of the photo. The rear of the First National Bank Building is in the center of the photo.

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