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A gathering of a bicycle club in the late 1800s, from page 39 of Early History of Independence, Oregon by Sidney W. Newton.  Published in 1971 by Panther Printing Co. of Salem, Oregon.
Photographer unknown. Collection of Sidney W. Newton.
A gathering of a bicycle club in the late 1800s, from page 39 of Early History of Independence, Oregon.



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Misses Palmer and Severud and their wheels in Milton, North Dakota circa 1900.  Fred Hultstrand History in Pictures Collection, NDIRS-NDSU, Fargo, ND.  DIGITAL ID (hand-colored) ndfahult c445.  Gift of Donna Jean Verwest, 1969.  From The Northern Great Plains, 1880-1920: Photographs from the Fred Hultstrand and F.A. Pazandak Photograph Collections at the Library of Congress.
Handpainted, photographer unknown. Library of Congress

circa 1900  Misses Palmer and Severud and their "wheels" in Milton, North Dakota early in the 20th century. One steadies the handle bar and the other pumps air into a tire. Both are properly dressed as ladies of the day.

"There is one colsolation a man has in living in Corvallis—he can live to be an old man for he will never die of excitement. There is not enough of it here to ever be of any danger to a man's constitution."

— Corvallis Gazette editorial
    March 15, 1889

Six men of the Breckenridge Volunteer Fire Department of Breckenridge, Colorado, pose with their safety bicycles in front of a false fronted store circa 1900.
Formerly F22841. Call Number X-893.

Hyperlink to the Denver Public Library.
Photographer unknown, Summit County Historical Society, Western History/Genealogy Department, Copyright 1995-2001 Denver Public Library

Members of the Breckenridge Volunteer Fire Department pose with their safety bicycles during a trip to Kremmling, Colo., circa 1900. They have bedrolls and boxes tied to their handlebars.

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