THE GREAT DEPRESSION CAN’T STOP BOWLING
In 1933, just days before the American Bowling Congress’s annual international tournament opened in Columbus, banks all over the country began failing as the Great Depression exploded into a full-blown crisis. Newly-inaugurated President Franklin D. Roosevelt then declared an eight-day bank holiday on March 9, which effectively tied up all prize money for the tournament. Undeterred, entrants found ways to Columbus and put on a competitive show despite the absence of prize money.
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