Sport: Toxophilites at Storrs

The history of archery as a U. S. sport goes back to two brothers named Thompson. After the Civil War they retreated to the Georgia backwoods. Because of their rebellious records, they were forbidden to carry firearms. They got their sustenance with bow & arrow. When after two years they returned to civilization, Maurice Thompson went to Indiana, wrote books on archery. Will Thompson went to Seattle, wrote his famed "The High Tide at Gettysburg," became attorney for Railroad Tycoon James J. Hill. Together, with Maurice for president, Will for champion, they founded...

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