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Marietta bicycle race
Description: Photograph of a bicycle race taken in Marietta, Ohio, 1893, most likely at the Washington County Fairgrounds. The winner of the race is identified as Walter Bell, who is seen second from the inside at the starting line. According to U.S. Census records, this is likely Walter D. Bell who was born in 1875 to William and Mary Bell of Marietta, and married Carrie C. Bell. He appears regularly in issues of the Marietta Daily Leader as an avid cyclist, involved with the Carroll Cycling Club and placing in many regional races. He was a woodworker at the Mountain State Manufacturing Company, based in Williamstown, West Virginia, just across the Ohio River from Marietta. He died in 1959, and is buried in Oak Grove Cemetery in Marietta. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: SC801_01
Subjects: Sports and leisure; Bicycles and bicycling; Racing; Athletes;
Places: Marietta (Ohio); Washington County (Ohio)