A corps of African-American bicyclists come through and are welcomed with great excitement.
In 1898, Ordinance No. 36 was passed -- no riding bicycles on the sidewalks of Table Rock! Then there was a theft at the brick factory -- a young fellow stole Ed Brock's bicycle! The "entire brickyard force" pursued the thief and caught up with him, finding him hiding in Nate Myer's corn field.
a horrible bicycle accident leaves two people unconscious
circa 1900 - 1912
Gertrude Norris Cotton was born in 1881. How old does she look in this picture? That will help with a date. I say circa 1900 because she looks young. However, she always looked young and pretty. I say 1912 because there was a huge festival in Table Rock that year with many decorated buggies and so on, so maybe she was in that particular parade....
4th of July 1909 -- at a party at the Stepan home in rural Dubois, bicycles were up front!
This is a sad little picture. This is Richard Andrew -- Dick. He didn't live here. When he was six, he became ill while on a family visit to his grandparents, Dann & Lydia Andrew on his father's side, and Edgar & Lotta Marble Woods on his mother's side. He died, and is buried in the Table Rock Cemetery.
Not sure of the year, but it looks like school is out and someone has left their bicycle behind, without putting down the kickstand!