Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Why another Hall of Fame? See below.

3 Comments:

Blogger Ginnie said...

Hi: I am hoping you can help me. I am writing my memoirs of the past 73 yrs and posting them on my blog: Goldendaze-ginnie on Blogger. I want to write a vignette about my deceased husband who was a native of NYC and was in the National Guard around 1954. After we were married in 1958 (and also settled in the city) we went to very a posh dinner at an Armory which I believe was the 7th Reg. Armory. Part of the evening was watching a polo match but I can't find anywhere that says that polo was played there, or if they had the facilities. Can you tell me if this would be the Armory that I am thinking of and did they ever have polo matches there. Thanks for whatever info you can give me.
Ginnie

1:12 PM  
Blogger John Thorn said...

The Squadron A Armory at Madison and 94th was commonly the site for polo matches in the 1950s, not the 7th Regiment Armory.

Hope this helps.

john thorn

3:36 PM  
Blogger John said...

As a teenager, in 1947, I joined the 101st Mechanized Cavalry National Guard. Squadron A was the social adjunct to the military unit, and owned 65 horses, including polo ponies. Members could ride at night, after training, or on weekends, in Central Park. Polo matches were usually played on Saturday evenings.
I hope this information helps you complete your memoirs.
John

6:21 PM  

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