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A History Of Disc Golf – v1.4

Posted in In The News with tags , on October 8, 2009 by morleyfieldsd

From what we can tell…

776 B.C.
Discus throwing becomes one of the Pentathlon events at the Greek Olympics. The winner of the event received the Discus.

Edward Frisbie of England settles in Branford, Conn.

William Russell Frisbie is born in Wallingford, Conn.

H.H. Olds hires William R. Frisbie to help sell his pies in Bridgeport, Conn.

The W.R. Fribie Pie Bakery is founded in Bridgeport, Conn., as Frisbie takes over Old’s business and established routes.

Charles Schwartz of Brooklyn, N.Y., applies for a U.S. patent for his “Spinning Toy,” (#476,825). This invention could be thrown from one person to another. However, no samples of this device have been found.

Upon the death of his father, Joseph P. Frisbie becomes president of W.R. Frisbie bakery, and expands it from production of a few hundred pies a day into an enterprise with routes across much of New England. This sets the stage for “Frisbie” to become a widely known term that will lends its name to a developing pastime.

The W.R. Frisbie pie bakery is now called The Frisbie Pie Co. and becomes a Connecticut corporation.

The Frisbie Pie Company starts to use the “Frisbie’s Pies” logo on its products and in advertising.

Yale is credited as starting the Frisbieing craze. This could have been a public relations ploy by WhamO to associate its Pluto Platter Flying Saucer with higher learning or, possibly to steer people away from Princeton University’s claim of first use.

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