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the State. Most prominent among them are G. W. Gunkle of Sheffield who was an entry in the national tournament in 1919 at St. Petersburg, Fla., S. R. Gordon of Victoria, V. R. Grady of Marora, and J. E. Vorhees of Buchnell.
    There is no State organization, and no known established rules for playing the game, although several of the above pitchers have played in the national tournaments. These few men have stayed by the national rules. There is needed in Illinois some real boosters to organize a State association. It is hoped that in the near future Illinois will be represented in the fast growing list of State associations. Among the clubs in the State are the Aldine horseshoe club of Chicago, who started with four members and increased it to 36 in 1920. Also they sent two entries to the national tournament at Akron, Ohio, August, 1920.

Horseshoe Pitching in Indiana
    The game of horseshoe pitching is played in Indiana in several of the small towns, namely Garrett, and in the larger cities of Indianapolis, Ft. Wayne and Gary. There has never been any state tournaments held in the State, except the American Industrial tournament at Gleason Field, Gary, July 4, 1919, There are In the city of Indianapolis a horseshoe pitchers associations has been organized, with some 400 members. Mr. Homer Marsh, its president, is the leading booster for the game; also the Indianapolis association are making plans to have an entry in the national tournament at Akron, Ohio, August 8, 1920. Mr. F. C. Parham, who is the head of a large carriage firm in Ft. Wayne, is the leading spirit in that city. He is some booster for the game, and attends all the national tournaments. Through him and several of the leading horseshoe fans in the State, co-operating with the Buckeye horseshoe pitching association of Ohio, a State organization is in the making.

Horseshoe Pitching in Nebraska
    The game of horseshoe pitching was revised in Nebraska in 1920, several county tournaments being held in different parts of the State.
    After several of the boosters got together, a State tournament in connection with the State Fair at Fremont, was arranged for July 30, 1920, this being the first tournament of any note ever held in the State.
    At the same time it was decided to organize a State association of horseshoe pitchers.
    After some weeks of being in touch with the Buckeye horseshoe association, a State association was organized, Mr. Earl J. Lee, an attorney at law hailing from Fremont, being the moving spirit.
    It was also decided to send an entry to the national tournament at Akron, Ohio, in August, 1920.