SPONSORED BY TRULY HARD SELTZER SAMUEL ADAMS DEX IMAGING
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ELEVEN-IN-A-ROW
To become a member of the Eleven-in-a-Row Club, a bowler must roll 11 consecutive strikes in one game. The achievement, one pin short of a perfect game, was recognized by the American Bowling Congress ...
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COLOR COORDINATED
Bowling shirt manufacturers such as King Louie offered brightly colored prints and designs as part of targeted campaigns like this one from 1959. King Louie marketed their products directly to bowling ...
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AN EIGHT WEEK EVENT
In 1959, the American Bowling Congress (ABC) chose St. Louis, Missouri, to host a massive ABC tournament. The tournament ran for over two months. Nearly 5,500 bowling teams competed, comprised of the ...
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JUNIE THE CHAMP
James “Junie” McMahon was an early star of American bowling. He dominated at his first tournament in 1937, when he began a streak of rolling 1,800 or an astounding six perfect games in a row. This bag ...
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IN THE LAP OF LUXURY
Bowling themes found their way into all manners of arts and crafts. This combination cigarette case and music box provided both style and function in the home or office of some bowling enthusiast. The ...
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TIME TO GO BOWLING
Golden Visionette electric clocks were produced by Chicago-based Haddon Products. Their glass design was intended to make the hands appear to float freely. Haddon Products made some novelty clocks, in ...
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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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BELLEVIEW BOWLODROME
The Belleview Bowlodrome in Steubenville, Ohio, might not have had as impressive an exterior as other golden age centers, but plenty of fun was to be had on the lanes inside.
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THE LONG AWAITED BIRD BOWL
The ribbon cutting for Bird Bowl in Miami, Florida, was pushed back several months. It is no surprise given that the 40-lane center was on track to be the largest bowling center in the southern United ...
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PIONEER LIGHTS UP THE NIGHT
The Pioneer Lanes in Addison, Illinois, embraced technological advancements inside and out! The massive sign that greeted bowlers outside the center was 37.5 feet high and 26 feet wide. It was made of ...
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