Old Photograph Football Team In Golspie Scotland

Old photograph of a football team in Golspie, Sutherland, Scotland. Golspie is a village in the Highlands, which lies on the North Sea coast in the shadow of Ben Bhraggie. Dunrobin Castle, the seat of Clan Sutherland, is nearby. Adam Beattie Gunn was born in Golspie on December 24, 1872. he was an American athlete who competed mainly in the "All rounder", the fore runner of today's Decathlon. Gunn took first place in the Amateur Athletic Union's U.S. All-around championships in 1901 and 1902. The 1901 title was won in Buffalo, New York which Gunn adopted as his home town. He competed for the United States in the 1904 Summer Olympics held in St. Louis, Missouri in the All rounder which consisted of 100 yards run, shot put, high jump, 880 yards walk, hammer throw, pole vault, 120 yards hurdles, 56 pounds weight throw, long jump and 1 mile run, where he won the Silver medal. He died on August 17, 1935. Of interest to folks with ancestry, genealogy or Scottish Family Roots in Scotland who may wish to visit one day.

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