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BVL ENTERTAINMENT
Victory was a common theme on the homefront during World War II, and bowlers went all in on the cause. Made up of various professional organizations, the Bowlers Victory Legion formed in 1942 to contr ...
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FASHIONS FOR THE BOWLERETTES
Stylish bowlerettes were likely keeping up on the latest fashion trends, as noted in this article from The Woman Bowler. Displaying skirts and matching tops along with tailored pant suits, these optio ...
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REGULATING THE PINS
Bowling’s governing bodies regulate the size and shape of all bowling pins used in official competition. Before the Meister Brau Beer league hit the lanes in this 1940s competition, these particular r ...
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THIS PIN KEEPS TRACK
The Brunswick-Balke-Collender Company has long been a major name in bowling. If nothing else, the company’s success is evident in the vast number of Brunswick King Pins in existence. Just as bowling p ...
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COLLIER’S HONOR
Chuck Collier had dedicated more than 40 years of his life to bowling. Himself an accomplished pin toppler, Collier spent time offering bowling instruction to new bowlers. At an American Bowling Congr ...
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BOMAR’S BILLFOLD
Famed bowler Buddy Bomar gave sportswriters a lot to report on during his outstanding career, so it seems only fair that the San Francisco Bowling Writers would give him something in return, namely th ...
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A ST. PAUL SOUVENIR
Everyone loves schwag, so it should come as no surprise that souvenirs proved plentiful at the 1941 American Bowling Congress tournament in St. Paul, Minnesota. Entrants could help themselves to an AB ...
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BAER CUBS AWARD
Dr. E. H. Baer was a dentist in St. Louis, Missouri, and a prolific bowler, from the looks of it. As part of league play, Dr. Baer and the Bear Cubs bowling team took home a title, as evidenced by thi ...
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VETS ON THE WHITE HOUSE LANES
President Harry S. Truman hosted three paraplegic World War II veterans for a demonstration at the White House bowling alley. Bowling was suggested to wounded veterans for its physical and mental bene ...
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ANDERSON’S HAND RAIL
After an injury blinded Bob Anderson, he began developing techniques for bowling while blind. Anderson was guided by the principle that recreation could help the blind feel more connected to a world t ...
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