Glass Ball Shoots
—At the glass ball shoot of the Ballston gun club at Ballston last Tuesday, the first prize was won by Charles Pluckrose of this village.
“Gazette Jottings.” Lansingburgh State Gazette. August 20, 1881: 3 col 1.
There were two sharply contested trials of marksmanship at Young’s Grove, Monday, on the occasion of the picnic of the Concordia society, of Troy. The first was shooting at glass balls, the second rifle shooting at a target. In each contest there were three prizes; the first, a gold badge and the second and third, silver badges.
In the glass ball shoot, Charles Pluckrose of this village, won the gold badge, breaking 12 out of 15 balls; the second prize was taken y Archie Paul, of Cohoes, he breaking 11 out of 15; Charles R. McDonald, of this village and Samuel Goggins, of Troy, each broke 10 out of 15; in shooting off the tie McDonald captured the badge, breaking 4 out of 5.
In the rifle contest Wm Wolfe, of Troy, secured the gold badge, Archie Paul, of Cohoes, second, and Hartson Durfee, of this village, third.
Lansingburgh Courier. July 22, 1882: 6 col 1.
—A Grand pigeon and glass ball shooting contest is announced to come off at [Theodore] Ray’s park, North Lansingburgh on Wednesday next. Four hundred and fifty pigeons have been secured for the occasion.
“Village Notes.” Lansingburgh Courier. December 23, 1882: 5 col 2.
The Third ward gun club will hold a glass ball shoot next Thursday. Captain Dunn and Major Draffin will contest for a $25 prize.
“Notes About Town.” Lansingburgh Courier. November 20, 1886: 3 col 2.
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