Previous to the introduction of Indian Clubs into the United States, Mr. Kehoe was extensively engaged in the manufacture and sale of Gymnastic apparatus. This well-known missionary of physical culture, having done much toward the conversion of the people of the United States to the advantages of muscular development, to enjoy a resting-spell from the cares and fatigues of business made a visit to Europe in June, 1861, returning in September of the same year. During his stay abroad he visited all the principal cities of England and Ireland, and thoroughly posted himself with everything pertaining to manly Sports and exercises among the English athletes.
On the occasion of seeing Prof. Harrison, of London - a well-known English Professor of Gymnastics - use the mammoth war-clubs, he thought there must be something in it, and determined upon introducing it into the United States upon his return home. Prof. Harrison was then considered the strongest man in England, and the Queen was so pleased with his extraordinary skill in the use of these Clubs, that she presented him with an elegant vase.
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Publisher - Forgotten Books
Language - English
Author(s) - Simon D. Kehoe
Published Date - August 23 2019
ISBN - 9780265277331
Dimesions - 22.9 x 15.2 x 0.8 cm
Page Count - 84
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