Shelton-Mason County Journal - Dedicated to the citizens of Mason County, Washington since 1886

Skokomish horses carry off honors on the prairie

 

Courtesy of Mason County Historical Museum

The Shelton Prairie race track in 1910.

This story is from the June 17, 1921, edition of the Journal. Shelton Prairie included what is now the Mountain View area. The racetrack was about where the Barkley Square mini mall is situated.

A series of Indian horse races, arranged between owners from the Skokomish and Oakville reservations, brought a touch of old times to Shelton Prairie Sunday and attracted a considerable crowd to see the sport, now almost passed in this section.

For some time past, each tribe has been claiming the best horses, and the races were to settle the question, as well as old scores, and incidentally swap a...



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