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The log splitting contest at Centennial Grove in Tulare, CA, was a popular test of manly skills in the 1880s. The grove was located at Prosperity and West avenues in Tulare. Chairman Captain Thomas Thompson was responsible for the 1892 Thompson Atlas. (Photo courtesy of Ellen Gorelick, Director, Tulare Historical Museum)