Ride your pony to the stable and vote if you are able. At Thomas Pickering's livery stable on 18th St. between Peach and Sassafras, customers could hitch their host to a post, head inside and vote for their favorite candidates. Pickering operated a business in the Sixth Ward, at a time when men could easily name the ward in which they resided.
There were a couple of other unusual polling places in Erie, PA back in 1902, including the residence of Mrs. Phoebe Shadduck at 2425 German St.; Dunn's livery stable on the corner of 10th and Peach; G. P. Miller's barber shop at 610 West 6th St., Jacob Warfel's tool house in the Fifth Ward, Fourth District; and Peter Hellman's carpenter shop on 25th and Myrtle.
Also Daniel Dougherty's store on the southeast corner of 6th and Ash; Michael Smith's at 14 1/2 East 5th St.; in a store building owned by Catherine F. Hancock at 125 German St.; A. Geiger's building on the southwest corner of 12th and Wayne; the office of Dwight J. Robbins and 17 West 6th St.; D. R. Beck's room at 1126 Walnut St.; Joshua Zuck's building on the northwest corner of 12th and Cascade St.; Frank Orsi's on Walnut between 16th and 17th Streets; C. Howard's on the corner of 2nd and Sassafras St.; Mrs. Serr's at 950 Brown Ave. and William Schroeder's building at 655 West 26th St.
There were six wards in the City of Erie in 1902.
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