1916: 83, He Cuts Figure Eights

Connecticut Man’s Tippet and Mitts Interest Middletown Skaters.

Middletown, Conn., Jan. 20.–The cold weather which was predicted by Uncle Horace Johnson, the 92-year-old Middle Haddam weather prophet, has brought such fine skating to this section that Albert J. Hotchkiss, who will be 83 years old on his next birthday, appeared upon the ice on Pameacha pond this week, cutting as fine figure eights as any of the boys.

He wore an old-fashioned tippet and mitts. Mr. Hotchkiss vows he will have more skating this winter if the weather lasts. — From the York (Pa.) Daily, Jan. 21, 1916.

Ice skating on the Pameacha

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