Sport: Raquetteurs

Thirty years ago, snowshoeing was one of the most popular winter sports in the U. S. Colleges in the snow belt staged intercollegiate snowshoe meets. The Appalachian Club promoted mountain-climbing on snowshoes. Cross-country races, hundred-yard dashes and hurdle races were the nucleus of every winter carnival, and many a web-footed sportsman went home with a severe case of mal de raquette (lame ankles).

Today all that remains in the U. S. of the dwindling sport of racquet walking are 42 snowshoe clubs and 2,300 addicts, scattered through Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts. These hardy...

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