Monday, December 3, 2012

1899 Pasacas Passes Away

Fowlerville used to be a major hub for horse racing -- from the mid-1800s way into the 1990s (I believe).  At a least a few times each summer, there is still some harness racing to be enjoyed at the fairgrounds where you can place a bet and watch some fun racing.

But back to the mid-to-late 1800s, horse racing was one of the main hobbies and even a business.  W.W. Starkey, the owner of the local stave mill (feel free to search on his name for more information) owned Pasacas.  This horse, as reported in the local newspaper, was a prolific winner.  I did some quick research online and found some genealogy for a Pasacas, born in 1870.  You can check out the chart by clicking here.  I'm fairly certain it is the same Pasacas that W.W. Starkey owned, as the horse was born 29 years earlier to the article shown below that was published in The Fowlerville Review:

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