News: Spencer History – Horse
Surnames: Gardiner, Heath
Source: Spencer Centennial Book (1874 – 1974)
Among the very earliest of sportsmen was the horse fancier, lovers of horses. Spencer had many early citizens who raised race horses for sulky races. John Gardiner had a one half mile sulky race track on his farm where the school is now located, Frank Heath had a stable next to the railroad track behind what is now the Gamble Store where he housed race horses.
In the Spencer Tribune of 1883 an item reads as follows:
"Spencer Horses and Horsemen returned from Medford having captured all the money in sight. Frank Heath entered "Anterew" and the track having been turned by him in 2 minutes, 22lA seconds."
© Every submission is protected by the Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998.
Show your appreciation of this freely provided information by not copying it to any other site without our permission.
A site created and
maintained by the Clark County History Buffs