BOWLING MEET-UP IN THE BIG APPLE
Bowling was big business, even in the lean years of the Great Depression. The Annual Convention of the American Bowling Congress headed to New York City in 1937, reportedly due to the efforts of Al Lattin, a Manhattan native and pioneer in bowling promotion and automatic pinsetting. The convention promised $120,000 in cash prizes for tournament play, drawing teams not only from the Northeast, but from Milwaukee, Omaha and Spokane, among other far-flung cities.
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