In 1956 she was the National All Gauge High Score champ. 12, 20, 28, and .410, again, not the ladies champion, the overall. She was inducted into National Skeet Shooting Hall of Fame in 1970, the first year there was a Hall of Fame. She continued to shoot until 1985 when a wrist injury ended her time on the range. She passed away in 2002 at the age of 82. Here's her obituary in the Chicago Tribune.
But that is not really the topic of this post. This is. In the closing paragraphs of the Guns Magazine article was this quote:
"Sometimes I would shoot over at the Lincoln Park Gun Club. It is only a short distance from my home. Sometimes I would shoot three or four days in a week. Then I would shoot in some local, friendly match on weekends with people I know."What?!? Lincoln Park is in Chicago. In the middle of Chicago. And whaddya know? There was a gun club in Lincoln Park. It opened in 1912. They shot skeet and trap at 2901 N. Lake Shore Drive in Chicago until 1991.
Someone noticed and looked for a way to put a stop to it. It was made into an environmental issue, lawsuits were threatened, then the city park district came in during the shutdown and bulldozed everything.
It was never about anything but the guns. We lose by inches, one club at a time.