Discussion in 'Daily American Trapshooting in pictures.' started by Family Guy, Aug 27, 2019.
If you visit the Cardinal Center, be sure to drop by this place.
Thank you for taking the time to take the pictures and post them, much appreciated ... WPT ... (YAC) ...
And this is why anything I have of historical interest to Trap Shooters heads that way.
I just sent Betty Peterson (Museum Curator) an October 1940 Sportsmen's Review featuring Charlie "Sparrow" Young from OHIO on the front cover.
His friends were preparing for Charlie's 100th Birthday in November of that year.
The items in this museum are the precious things that made our sport so great.
This OHIO museum is open to the public much more than the National one is in Sparta. This is one reason my items to donate go in this direction.
The more people who see this history, the better understanding they will of the sport.
I think ol' Charlie was pulling their leg... I believe he was born in the 1860`s
Funny you mentioned that.
Inside the magazine Charlie has a signed, notorized affidavit from him attesting to his actual age and birthdate as there were some questions about his age.
Does that mean much ??? Probably not...Do we know for sure ???
But I thought it was worth sending along to Betty.
Rest in Peace Mr. Young
You will Always be Remembered!
OLD Charlie must have pulled a fast one on his buddies...
All I know is what I have in the right hand side of this page.
Looks like he embellished his age by 25 years.
Oh well, cannot believe anything...LOL...Got Egg on my face
I don't know why Charlie Young would have said this except to put on a joke. He knew fair well he was born in Frederick Co., MD, but there has always been some question whether it was in 1865 or 1866. I say it was a joke because he said he was born in Vandalia, OH where the Grand American was held. Charles A. Young was reported in every US Census from 1870 -1930 as Maryland as his birthplace as was his parents.
Doc Schuster was a Skeet shooter who claimed he started shooting at the age of 16 in 1917. He was a noted x-ray specialist from Cincinnati, an avid aviator and reports say he was a pilot in the Royal Air Force during the first war. He did start shooting trap and was high in the 1944 Preliminary Handicap at the Grand until a little old man named Frank "Stormy" Shaw, of Joliet, IL, broke a 96 and was declared winner. The doctor shot of his 95 tie with Lawrence Wehmhoefer, of Beecher, IL, but lost.
I was interested in this story because of Mr. Shaw's comments to the press. He said he had been shooting for 50 years and then the story said:
Goes to show you even back then they had FAKE news reported...LOL
Wonder if he was a Democrat ?
I need to go back a bit on old Charlie, and although I laugh at his claim to fame of 100 years young now, I also appreciate the fact that without his invention of the Release Trigger, folks like me would possibly not be shooting Trap today.
Many years ago a fellow who is really into the history of the sport told me Old Charlie "Sparrow" Young had been credited with the invention of the Release, and if memory serves me correctly, he fabricated it out of a Spoon looking thing somehow.
There have been others mentioned since then who have been claimed to be the first inventors, but Charlie has always been my guy.
Just one more reason I appreciate old Charlie, believe him or not...LOL
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