Wea. Hot SAT. APRIL 18, 1896 Ther. 80
Pa, Rollie + I all went to Jamestown to get me a bicycle. We could not find any we liked. When we got home we found Unkle Gib’s folk were going to town the children stayed at grandma’s. Luella + Bertha Anderson came over I carried them home + got Glen. He stayed all night with me. He cut his foot very badly with an ax.
Wea. MON. APRIL 18, 1898 Ther.
Went to school played baseball.
Wea. TUE. APRIL 18, 1899 Ther.
Drove to school played football. Got my new wheel. It is a Hercules* 1899 Model 28 in. wheels with 32 + 36 spoke each. Gear 80 and a dandy. Cost $25 regular price $30.
|NOT the bike but this model was contemporaneous and can be found at this cool website.|
Wea. WED. APRIL 18, 1900 Ther.
Painted the house after going to the factory. Alice went to town.
Wea. THU. APRIL 18, 1901 Ther.
NO ENTRY AGAIN UNTIL MAY 22nd
Wea. FRI. APRIL 18, 1902 Ther.
Went to factory. Gail plowed.
Wea. SAT. APRIL 18, 1903 Ther.
NO ENTRY MADE AGAIN UNTIL MAY 1st
Editor's Note: *Here's the crazy thing, in 1900 Glenn Curtis, an aviation pioneer from Hammondsport, NY began marketing his own brand of bike called Hercules. However, that is one year too late for our man's purchase in 1899 but I still believe there must be some connection if only for the geography of it. Confusingly, Hercules was also the brand name of English-made bicycles starting from 1910--so definitely too late to be ours. I need a bike enthusiast to figure this out.