American Dog Derby

1917 to 1922

Photo Collection Of Early Dog Derby in Chronological Order

1921 (RPPC) Smokey Gaston Starting
1921 (RPPC) Smokey Gaston Starting
Real Photo Post Card looking east up Main Street taken near 5th and Main of Smokey Gaston starting race in the American Dog Derby of 1921. The large square building in background is newly rebuilt Ashton Hotel. The original had been destroyed by fire in 1920. The crowd was estimated at 6,000 in 1921. Gaston took second place.
Neal C. Wickham