Tug of War, August 1899

Tug of War.  Between the two Woodmen Camps of Skidmore.  Saturday, Aug 5th at 3 o'clock p.m. on west end of Elm street.

From the Skidmore Standard, August 4, 1899, page 11.

This is what we did in the days before television and the Internet, kids.  The Modern Woodmen camps were in for a rematch, as reported in the August 4, 1899 Skidmore Standard:

The tug of war that was to have been pulled off last Saturday, will occur tomorrow afternoon at 3 o’clock on Elm St. at the same location that was used the 4th of July. A regulation tug of war rope, 140 feet long will be used and there will be twenty men on a side. The contest is to continue twenty minutes unless the Modern Woodmen pull the World men over the line 10 feet before that time. A flag will go to the winners. It will be a pretty contest and a very large crowd will be present to witness it.