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The annual Falmouth Goat Races were a bovine ball for goat fans who gathered for the 35th running of the ruminants on Saturday, Sept. 27 at Governor’s Stable Park in Falmouth.
The races began as a joke between friends after an unlucky day at the horse racing track. Might as well bet on goats, one bettor lamented to goat-owning friends sitting at the Village Store in town – and the races were born.
The top six goats and their handlers win trophies and, unlike “Fight Club,’’ there are rules to this special gathering:
• Both the goat and its handler must cross the finish line
• Lead ropes must be no longer than 6 feet
• Goats must be treated humanely
With food, music and a petting zoo on hand between races, the day was goat-tastic.
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Just how Highspire got its name is a matter of debate. The area was inhabited by the Susquehannock Indians, but the town was laid out by two German settlers in 1814. The settlers either named it for a church steeple that rose above the rooftops, or they named it for their native village of Speyr, or Spire.
It may seem sleepy, but Highspire has had an interesting past. It was a major producer of rye whiskey from 1823 until Prohibition, which thwarted its notoriety as a distiller of spirits. The Pennsylvania Canal passed through town in the 1800s, bringing travelers from Philadelphia and Pittsburgh.
Residents, both current and past, celebrated Highspire’s 200th birthday with a parade on Saturday, Sept. 20 featuring marching bands, fire engines and all kinds of revelers.
See who was there!
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