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The first International Caledonian Games in North America is under way in New York City

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07/01/1867

Several Scottish cultural societies in the United States and Canada, notably the New York Caledonian Club, had been meeting for a year to inaugurate an international gathering of the clans in North America.  On this day, clubs from both countries, along with visitors from Scotland, celebrated a Highland Games held at Jones Wood in New York City.  Other gatherings followed although interest tended to wane in the later years of the nineteenth century until a mid-twentieth century revival.  (By John Osborne)

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Emily Ann Donaldson, The Scottish Highland Games in America (Gretna, LA: Pelican Press, 1986), 41-42.

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