A Washington Times cartoon from 1905
Soon after St. Asaph closed in 1905, the Washington Times posted this cartoon. The paper staunchly advocated for the closing of the poolroom (Source: Washington Times, January 13, 1905).

A Fight to End Horse Racing and Gambling in Alexandria

Even as Virginia outlawed horse racing and gambling, Alexandria's St. Asaph racetrack was a hotbed of illicit activity at the turn of the century.

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