An Early Article about the “Velocipede”


An article from 1869:

In Atlanta, GA, yesterday’s “Constitution” has this article about the latest National trend that has reached the Southland: “Velocipede Club.—We learn that a Velocipede Club will shortly be organized in the Gate City (Atlanta), a little on the exclusive order, as only men of weight and standing will be admitted as members. A former judge of the county Court; a renowned rock mason; ‘our fat boy’ (?), and a gentleman from Milton county, it is said, will be among the first contestants for the prize for skillful practice on the ‘wooden horse’”…..It is in this year that the two-wheel velocipede will begin to be called “bicycle”…..

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