Photos: Southeast History: Fun and games in the past July 4
Photo From Pat Roppel's Collection
Cleats nailed to the street were standard procedure in a tug of war. In this photograph of a 1903 contest in Ketchikan, a judge made sure no one cheated. Some contests lasted for over an hour. In 1907 the Wrangell Loggers vs. the Calder marble quarrymen lasted 24 minutes. Large purses ($25 to $80) were awarded to the team that dragged the opponents past a marker.
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