American Dog Derby

1917 to 1922

Photo Collection Of Early Dog Derby in Chronological Order

1918 (RPPC) Kent Enroute to Dog Races, Version 1
1918 (RPPC) Kent Enroute to Dog Races, Version 1
Probably a promotional photo of Tud Kent in Island Park, where he lived and worked at the "Railroad Ranch" owned by Union Pacific. Kent is purportedly on his way to Ashton for the American Dog Derby. This photo is dated by a 1950's Post Register newspaper article as being in 1918 and the article also mentions that the sign on which Kent is sitting was 12 feet off the ground. Real Photo Postcard photo (RPPC) probably taken by Union Pacific photographer or by Kent himself.
Neal C. Wickham