Meadowdale’s First Race

It’s short. It’s hard to make out. But it’s precious.

The first race at Meadowdale was both a triumph and a disaster. The track was completed within only a few short months. So there was much to celebrate for this inaugural running in September of 1958. It was a difficult day for the participants (and the viewers of this video), however, because the earth moving to construct the track left huge swaths of open land; open land that was left as bare dirt. The resulting dust storm was an unhappy occurrence for opening day.

An inauspicious start to a much loved playground.

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