The onset of winter snow brings with it the refrain, “It’s lovely weather for a sleigh ride together with you”, a reminder of one of the recreational pastimes of town dwellers a hundred years and more ago.
"The Sleigh Race", Currier & Ives,
Following the turn of the century, snow racing moved to North Main Street where, during the winters of 1903-04 and 1904-05 near daily racing occurred.
“There was some speeding on North Main st. yesterday afternoon [December 30, 1903] by local horse owners. Among those out were John McNally, Cecil Clark and H. P. Thompson.”