Friday, July 4, 2008

Fourth Of July In 1919

Just a portion of the nytimes article. Evidently these July 4th city wide field days was a big event then. Note the third place winner in the 100 yard dash at the Cherry and Market site (probably the dirt field next to PS 177) was a fellow named Tanahey from St. Theresa's. He was probably Frank Tanahey, son of Martin Tanahey. Tanahey, for whom the park was named after, was a local political leader, who resided at 177 Cherry Street.
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