Charleston Jockey Club Advertisement | History of SC Slide Collection

Antebellum Charleston was famed for its racing, and for the devotion that its citizens showed to breeding and racing horses, making the contests extravagant betting and drinking events. Here the Charleston Jockey Club advertises an upcoming race. From the "Charleston Southern Patriot," February 24, 1827.

Courtesy of the South Caroliniana Library.

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