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19250112_2_sleighing - In Days Gone By In the days gone by, the cops...
In Days Gone By In the days gone by, the cops did their best to Fe that slelsher did not use the hills In the city limits. Many a time tillers were carted in hack alleys, thrown over fences, to avoid confiscation. "The good old days are gone," reminisced the Old Timer as he watched the "rutchlers." "Not a t!Hr in eight!" The "blockies" of yesterday have disappeared. No lonsrr race the "Rd Devil," "Ariel," "Black Devil," "Lightning." "Blue Devil" and "Flyer." The "srood hills" are gone, 00, with the advent of the automo - MK and today the Black Bear. Alsace and Fair Grounds' hills are forgotten, Rether Perilous Flelshlng a few years ago was a perilous adventure. Then, when ten to twenty men and women rode on a elngle tlllr. casualties were freauent. Nanny Goat Hill, on the slippery side of Neverslnk Mountain, was a fav - rrlte spot for the imp of broken shins. The "Kill Me" elide, back of the Iteading hospital end over the railroad, railroad, was another danger spot. Today the kids do not brag about, a record breaking Journey down the Chestnut street hill, when a half - mil was made In 80 seconds. Today they are content to "nitchy" down a few squares under the iiurveillsnce of Tolice.

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  1. Reading Times,
  2. 12 Jan 1925, Mon,
  3. Page 12

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