Saturday, June 1, 2019

1910 Postcard of the Baseball Grounds at Lincoln Park in Chicago, Illinois.

One may enjoy almost any kind of sport in Lincoln Park. In addition to the two golf courses, there are 70 grass and clay tennis courts, 33 baseball diamonds, 7 football gridirons, and 12 horseshoe courts. There are roquet courts for followers of that gentle sport.

The equestrian will find the five and a half miles of bridle path greatly to his/her liking. In one of the sequestered lagoons, the fly-caster may prove his skill. Ample lawns provide space for archery ranges. The Lincoln Park Trap Shooting Club has its headquarters on one of the new extensions on the lakefront, and the traps are open to the public. 

The two main lagoons are loaded with boating parties in the summer and with skaters in the winter. The sailing of toy yachts is a sport that has become increasingly popular among the younger set. The Lincoln Park Boat Club is provided with a fine course for its racing shells.

Compiled by Neil Gale, Ph.D. 

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