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William B. Curtis

William B. Curtis (Track and field.  Born, Salisbury, VT, Jan. 17, 1837; died, Mt. Washington, NH, July 1, 1900.)  A founder of the New York Athletic Club in 1868, William B. Curtis was also a champion athlete.  Curtis won the national championship in the hammer throw three times (1876, 1878, 1880), and in the 56-pound […]

Henry Buermeyer

Henry Buermeyer (Track and field.  Born, New York, NY, Aug. 19, 1839; died, Brooklyn, NY, Oct. 10, 1922.)  Known in his early years as a rower and the top amateur boxer in the country, Henry Buermeyer became one of the three principal founders of the New York Athletic Club in 1868.  Buermeyer enlisted in the […]

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