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Elmer Moore began his career in playing horseshoes in the year 0f 1974, with L.D. "Bud" Leavitt, in the Hartford League in Hartford, VT.

Before playing organized horseshoe games, Elmer had been playing at family gatherings since 1930 with discarded horseshoes from farm horses.

In 1978, Elmer helped to start and formed the Sharon Horseshoe league on Wednesday nights. He was one of the instrumental people in putting in 10 courts, lying out the ground and pouring cement for the pits.

Elmer was the President and also the secretary position for many years for the Sharon league. He also held the Vice-President position from 1987 - 1990 for the Vermont Horseshoe Pitchers Association.

Elmer joined the VT HPA in the year of 1976, the Bi=Centennial year, playing in his first sanction tournament in Springfield, VT called the Spring Warm-up. Throughout his playing career, he participated in many tournaments around New England. Elmer played in the New England's from 1977 through 1992. In 1977, he took 1st place in Class FF with a record of 4 wins and 1 loss, averaging 39.4%. In 1986, Class FF, again with 6 wins and 1 loss averaging 42.2%. and in 1992, Class M, 6 wins 1 loss, averaging 26.7%.

You would always see Elmer helping out in turning pits over, Keeping score for his fellow players, or whatever else that needs to be done; a few times he forgot to get in the tournaments, but came to watch and help out.

In 1993, his last year of ever playing, Elmer played both the Sharon league and the West Hartford League. Later in the season Elmer became too sick to finish the league and his grandson finished the season for him.

This is an interesting fact about Elmer, he live all his life at his farmhouse where he was born in 1917 and sadly died on January 27, 1994. He met his lovely wife Lois in 1948 and both raised 8 children on the farm. Elmer was a farmer, beekeeper, sugar maker, and carpenter. He was an avid outdoorsman and loved deer hunting and fishing.

The VT HPA is very proud and honored to have Elmer Moore inducted into the Vermont Hall of Fame as an organizer.