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100th Anniversary

Get Ready… Get Set… Go!!

The soapbox derby was opened to boys and girls age nine to sixteen, in the United States in 1934. It was a national past time and reached its peak in the 1950s and 1960s. The sport has declined over the years in some parts of the country. The world championship is held every year in Akron, Ohio.

The General Photograph Collection is a broad collection of photographs spanning the 20th century with a few from the late 19th century with the 1940s through the 1960s heavily represented. It has a variety of subjects from business and local events to towns and education. This photograph is from the recreation and sports section.