Thursday, August 19, 2010

Weekly History: the Cardozo High School rifle team, 1922

This week's Weekly History post is on an unusual team: the Cardozo (then called Central) High School girls rifle team, who were apparently pretty good -- see the trophy.

Pretty sure there aren't any rifle teams in the city anymore, and they're pretty rare in general in schools these days, maybe because people are worried about school safety. It's also funny to see the old timey clothes like the bloomers.

The photo is from the Library of Congress, via Shorpy.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

Didn't Cardozo have a rifle team in the 80s?

Oh. No that was something else.

Anonymous said...

I know of one rifle team in the city and that's because I went there, St John's. However, they now use C02 rifles to get around that. The rifle range is underneath the gym.

Patrick said...

I was there 1965-69 and we had a great rifle team, along with ROTC.