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‘Mile a Minute Girl’

Born in Germany, Margurite Nagangast came to the U.S. in 1893 at the age of 16. Sometime thereafter she began bicycle racing and by 1900 she had established new world distance records for 500, 1000, 2000 and 2600 miles, that latter achieved in 295 hours and 55 minutes, eclipsing all previous marks which were held by men.

In the mid 1900’s, Margaret Gast, as she was now known, found a new and exciting interest in portable motordrome racing, a phenomenon that was commonly found at amusement parks around the country.

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