Turtle Race

Western PA knows how to have fun, sometimes in unusual ways. Today I present, turtle races! It was an event at a tavern in Ellwood City, PA many years ago. Not sure if they still have these competitions. I somehow doubt it. But that night, the turtles were cheered on like champion racehorses. Once the match ended, the racers retired to their box for what was probably a much-needed rest. No tortoise was harmed in the contest, winner or not. 

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 The winner's circle

The winner's circle