Hamlin Park - Table of Contents
    .................... 1888

International Industrial Fair
Buffalo Driving Park, 1888
Buffalo NY



"One of [Cicero] Hamlin’s crowning achievements was establishing the Driving Park on Buffalo’s east side.  Hamlin purchased the land in 1868 and built the Driving Park as a harness racing track and polo grounds in the same year. He was not alone in this venture, which became, “world famous in the annals of the race-course.” The Driving Park was a popular attraction and at its height was able to draw over 40,000 people in a single weekend, earning it the nickname, “The Kentucky Derby of the North.”   - Views of Buffalo (online December 2017)




"In 1888, the driving park was sold for development as an International Industrial and Agricultural Exposition. In 1896 the buildings were destroyed by fire and, although it was reported that Hamlin might rebuild the driving park, the venture was ultimately abandoned. In 1912 the driving park tract was sold to Toronto developer John C. Cook." - Views of Buffalo (online December 2017)
 





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Buffalo Transportation Pierce-Arrow Museum
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Source:  Cynthia Van Ness, Victorian Buffalo:  Images From the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library, p. 92





Source:  Cynthia Van Ness, Victorian Buffalo:  Images From the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library, p. 93






Medal
SourceSo Called Dollars  (online Dec. 2017)





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