Friday, June 1, 2012

Checkers By Correspondence

Copyright 2012, CABS for Reflections From the Fence

From the February 15, 1896 issue of the Michigan Messenger, published in Adrian, Lenawee County, Michigan:

The checker contest between Harry Wonder and L. F. Cole of Hillsdale, which has been going on for sometime, has ended in a draw.  Each has won two games and two draws.  The contest was carried on entirely by correspondence.

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irisheyes jennifer said...

I wonder when in 1896 they started it. Perhaps it started in 1895. They must have been very patient people. :):)


Dorene from Ohio said...

What a charming concept....they would have loved Facebook!!

Carol said...

Yes, Dorene, I believe they would have! What a great observation!

Karen said...

Interesting! A "Words With Friends" sort of deal, only slower! :)