Antedating of "Pole Vault"

Fred Shapiro fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Tue Jan 13 02:31:25 UTC 2004

pole vault (OED 1893)

1877 _Forest and Stream_ 1 Nov. 257 (American Periodical Series)  COLUMBIA
COLLEGE GAMES. ... Pole Vaulting -- J. W. Prior, '78, 7ft 6in.

1882 _N.Y. Times_ 26 Mar. 2 (ProQuest)  For the pole vault there appeared
H. E. Chase, '83; H. F. Mandell, '84, and C. M. Field, '84.

Fred Shapiro

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