Throwback Thursday: Gravity Games

Posted on 06.12.14 – History, Throwback Thursdays

This week’s Throwback Thursday photo takes us back the Soap Box Derby competition of 1954. For many years the Frederick race began at the corner of West Patrick and Jefferson streets, rumbling downhill toward Downtown. Bales of hay guarded in the intersection at  DeGrange Street and College Avenue to stop any derby cars that needed help braking. Photo courtesy Historical Society of Frederick County.