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Alfieri Maserati

Alfieri Maserati was an Italian automotive engineer, known for establishing and leading the Maserati racing car manufacturer with the other Maserati Brothers. Maserati was born in Voghera. In 1903 he and his brother Bindo Maserati started working for Isotta Fraschini in Milan, on their older brother Carlo Maserati's recommendation, he followed Carlo to Bianchi in 1905, with whom he raced and won in 1909. On Bindo's recommendation and Ettore Maserati went back to Isotta Fraschini on a mission to Argentina in 1912, returning to Italy to found the new Milan-based workshop Societa Anonima Officine Alfieri Maserati in 1914. Both served in World War I and the workshop was run by his brother Ernesto Maserati, who led a large production of spark plugs to the war effort. After the war a larger production plant was set up in Bologna. Alfieri won a number of races in the 1920s and he was head mechanic for Diatto from 1922 until 1926, when he joined his brothers and they created the Maserati Tipo 26 based on Diatto chassises he had brought.

In 1928 while racing his Type 26 at the 312 km 3rd Coppa Messina on the Circuit of Monti Peloritani, Alfieri lost control in the first lap and the car overturned after hitting a ditch. Alfieri was gravely injured, he had one of his kidneys being irreparably damaged. In 1932, during a poorly executed surgery on the remaining kidney, Alfieri passed unexpectedly from complications while in the recovery room on the third of March, in Ospedale Maggiore in Bologna, he was commemorated in the "Maserati Alfieri" concept car, presented in 2014 for the 100-year anniversary of Maserati. Maserati brothers 2.) Maserati - a complete history by Luigi Orsini and Franco Zagari. Libreria dell'Automobile 1982

Ina Eloise Young

Ina Eloise Young is regarded to have been the first American woman sports editor when she started working as'sporting editor' for The Chronicle-News of Trinidad, Colorado in 1906. In 1908, she became the first woman to cover the World Series, known as the World's Championship Games. Although Ina was listed as Society Editor, Chronicle-News in the Trinidad, Colorado City Directory of 1907, she reported on sports baseball, was named sporting editor of the paper in 1906. At the time, Trinidad was a thriving mining town and attending a baseball game was a popular pastime for the populace of ~10,000. None of the reporters at The Chronicle-News knew much about baseball or how to keep a box score but Ina was an expert because she had played baseball and learned all about the game from her little brother Robert. Thus, Ina became the paper's baseball reporter and her box scores were judged to be perfect. Alfred Damon Runyon, who himself had been the sporting editor of The Rocky Mountain News in Denver, Colorado tried to establish a professional baseball league in Colorado in 1907 by attracting talented amateurs from around the country to play against some of the established teams in the state.

Over Labor Day weekend in 1907, an All Star team from Denver consisting of at least two players from Chicago, played a three-game series against Trinidad's baseball team. 1500 people attended the final game. In the photograph to the right taken before the final game on Labor Day, it is believed that Ina Eloise Young is sitting in the center of the front row, above the white dog, with her mother and father seated on her left. Damon Runyon is standing on the far left with the other dignitaries in the front-center of the photograph. At the 1908 World's Championship Games, Tim Murnane of the Boston Globe stated the following: "At one game in Detroit I was sandwiched between two celebrated characters. On one side was Battling Nelson, the man of jabs and uppercuts, on the other side was Miss Ina E. Young, representing a Trinidad, Colo. newspaper... Miss Young proved an excellent scorer, was familiar with every inside play and surprised me with the knowledge of the game; the lady was making a tour of the east reporting the important baseball and football games for the enterprising Colorado papers."

After the Cub's series victory in 1908, treasurer Tim Murnane of the newly formed Baseball Writers Association nominated Ina as an honorary member. She was approved and gained access to all American and National League ballparks with her membership. After her time as sporting editor of the Chronicle-News in Trinidad, Ina worked for the Fort Worth Record in Texas and The Denver Post in Colorado, she covered the 1911 World Series. Ina Eloise Young was born in Brownwood, Texas on February 22, 1881, her parents were Robert Young. Ina was a middle child with an older sister Zoe and a younger brother Robert Jr.. By 1889, the Young family resided in Trinidad, Colorado where Ina grew up riding horses and was pictured holding her riding crop. "I ride horseback. In covering events that happen in the mining camps around here a horse is the quickest method of transportation." Ina played basketball and fenced at the University of Colorado at Boulder but despite good grades, left college and began working at the Chronicle-News in Trinidad.

In 1904, she met her future husband Carleton Kelley, a National Guardsman, while covering a miners strike. After the wedding, they resided in Denver and Ina Kelley worked at The Denver Post and was the official scorer for the Grizzlies, a minor league baseball team. In 1912, they moved to Riverside, CA; the Kelleys had two daughters and Patricia. Ina passed away in early May 1949 at the home of her daughter Patricia in Virginia. Why, you see, it was this way; when I got through college the thing I knew. I knew baseball because my only brother had taught me that, I knew football, of course, from going to every game played at the University of Colorado while I was there, I knew golf and tennis, I knew a lot about racing because my father was always keen about that, I had heard it talked all my life; when five years ago I left college and began newspaper work, they set me to doing society. Well, I did it, but when they promoted me to suicides, mine explosions and such things I breathed a silent prayer of thanksgiving.

I did most of that strike out there in the mines alone, until the militia came in and the officers were afraid to have me go without an escort. I ride go everywhere that way. You know how a newspaper is - sometimes the right man is gone and they have to put in the wrong one. Well, out west they think more of women's ability than they do here, I guess. Anyway, they gave me a chance at sport. I love writing it. I have two assistants and we get along beautifully. No suffrage for me, thank you. Men rule the world and I guess they're going to for a while yet. They've been mighty good to me. I know, if women had my destiny in their keeping I don't fancy I'd have such a good time as I do. I wouldn't change my place with any woman. My sister is a society girl-but I'm as independent as a lark, they give me a big salary, six weeks vacation, my expenses paid all over with the ball team, as courteous, considerate treatment, commend me to the sporting fraternity. Instinctively they know. I ask no better society than that of sporting men.

I've written up pugilists and prize fights. Squeamish about it? Oh, no. I intend to see Battling Nelson at my first opportunity. P

Elochoman River

The Elochoman River is a tributary of the Columbia River, in the U. S. state of Washington. It is about 15 miles long; the river's name comes from the name of a Cathlamet village. The Elochoman River's headwater's start from Elochoman Lake, in Cowlitz County, from which it flows west for several miles. Joined by the tributary East Fork and North Fork, the main river turns south. After a few miles, the West Fork tributary joins. From there the main Elochoman River flows southwest, its river valley widens into a broad flat bottomland called the Upper Elochoman Valley. The river passes through a short but narrow gorge, after which it meanders through the Lower Elochoman Valley. In its final reach the Elochoman River flows through the sloughs and wetlands of the Columbia River's estuary; the mouth of the river is on Elochoman Slough, a 3-mile long side-channel of the Columbia River located east of Hunting Islands, northwest of Cathlamet. Much of the lower Elochoman River, Elochoman Slough, Hunting Island are part of the Columbian White-tailed Deer National Wildlife Refuge.

The Elochoman River supports populations of Chinook and Chum salmon, as well winter-run steelhead trout. The steelhead, which number over 1,000 annually, are a draw for sport fishing; the largest salmon caught in freshwater in Washington State was caught here by Mark Salmon on Oct 5th, 1992, his catch weighed 68 lbs. and 4 ounces. List of rivers of Washington Tributaries of the Columbia River