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Can you identify these historic club logos from 19th Century Washington?

Here’s a wonderful vintage bicycling photo from Washington dating from the late 1800s that found its way to me. Can anyone identify the “T” and “CCC” symbols emblazoned on some of the jerseys worn in this photo? [See the full photo inside]

The photo’s owner is a descendant of the woman on right side of the photo.

That woman is the owner’s great grandmother, Daisy Hackshaw. He says the photo was taken in the late 1800s near Olympia. Washington wasn’t granted statehood until 1889, so he figures …

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Wrecking ball to visit another bicycle factory

The Eagle Bicycle factory of yesteryear.

The building where Eagle Bicycles were manufactured in Torrington, Connecticut, more than 100 years ago is scheduled for demolition.

When the roof of the building’s landmark tower collapsed recently, the Register-Citizen reported that historic preservation officials decided the building should be torn down before it falls down.

The company built bicycles from about 1888 to …

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