SPONSORED BY TRULY HARD SELTZER SAMUEL ADAMS DEX IMAGING
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A CLASS ACT
With this kind of advertising, who wouldn’t want to take part in bowling training with world champion Marion Ladewig? The reigning “Bowling Queen” put on exhibitions and instruction for boys and girls ...
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A FIRST IN MINNEAPOLIS
In 1958, for the first time in its history, the BPAA All-Star Tournament was not in Chicago. From January 10 to 19, 192 men and 96 women congregated at the National Guard Armory in Minneapolis, Minnes ...
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A MASTER AT WORK
Marion Ladewig drew acclaim as the “greatest woman bowler of all time,” and was an ardent supporter of women’s bowling on an institutional level. At the 1957 World’s Invitational Match Game Tournament ...
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A MOBILE WORKSHOP
The AMF Mobile Workshop allowed proprietors to become experts in Pinspotter repair. The cart included tools and gauges necessary for addressing issues with the Pinspotter. A diagnostic visit from an A ...
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A POLITICAL TOURNAMENT
At the 1954 Women’s International Bowling Congress tournament, bowlers were invited to personalize their badges. Women could display one side of a token, declaring they were either Republican or Democ ...
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A RECORD GAME FOR THE BUDS
The Math Hermann team’s record-high score of 3,797, set in 1937, went unrivalled for decades. Then came the Budweisers. On March 12, 1958, at a weekly Masters League match in St. Louis, the stars alig ...
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A SIGN OF THINGS TO COME
These guys weren’t messing around! Just a few seasons before they set their legendary five-man record in 1958, the Budweisers team showed their promise when they bowled a 3,729 — the fourth-highest th ...
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A TEAM EFFORT
With Don Carter on the approach, the Buds squad had no reason to worry! Carter remained a top performer throughout his professional career, serving as the first president of the PBA and appearing on b ...
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ALL-STAR WORKERS
These workers, shown here on December 17, 1959, prepared the lanes at the Civic Auditorium in Omaha, Nebraska, for the 19th BPAA All-Star Tournament. It took workers about a month to get the lanes rea ...
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ALLEY AMBIANCE AT HOME
From fashion guides to music boxes, a love of bowling extended into ever corner of life. Learn more about the fashion guide or learn more about the music boxes.                      
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