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By Dan Beard

Novelties for Crockett's Day
How to Run a Costume Race, a Leap-Frog Race, a Wheel-Barrow Race, and a Push-Wagon Race
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Figs. 228-230. 
The Wheelbarrow Race

The Wheelbarrow Race is run by teams of two each. Any sort of a stout wheel with a stick thrust through it for a shaft (Figs. 228, 229, and 230) is grasped by the human wheelbarrow on each side of the hub of the wheel (Fig. 228). The other boy now takes the legs of the wheelbarrow as handles, and in this way trundles his companion over the course. 

To prevent the hub of the wheel from rubbing the barrow's hands, pieces of leather or of thick pasteboard, such as shown in the diagrams (Figs. 229 and 230), are pushed down on the axle on each side of the hub for guards.

All these games will require preliminary practice, and you will find it will not be wise to make the wheelbarrow race too long. You will also discover various little points in the contest which will require rules and regulations to govern them. But you will have lots of fun on the practice field, and the spectators will have more than their share of fun on the field day. 

The air will resound with the cries of the contending organizations, of the waugh, waugh, waughs of the Sons of Daniel Boone.

Next come the real woodsmen's tests

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