When the legendary harness race track Maywood Park in Melrose Park, Illinois, closed in late 2015, two professors from the College of DuPage in Wheaton, Illinois, acquired the track’s archives. Though only owning a small portion of the Maywood Park archives, Keith Yearman began digitizing and documenting the entire collection—and is curating a forthcoming exhibition.
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