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AWBA FOUNDING
The American Wheelchair Bowling Association (AWBA) was founded in June 1962, the brainchild of Richard F. Carlson, himself a wheelchair bowler. The organization’s first tournament was held that month ...
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LANES OF THE RISING SUN
Bowling was sweeping the globe in the 1960s. By early 1962, there were bowling centers operating in more than 50 countries, both commercially and on military bases. When the fully-automatic, 62-lane K ...
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A JUMBO-SIZED CENTER IN JAPAN
The opening of Korakuen Stadium Lanes in Tokyo, Japan, was not simply a ribbon-cutting; it was a massive ceremony with appearances from Japanese and American stars. Japanese actress Akemi Kita bowled ...
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SOUPY SALES DROPS THE BALL
At a Bowl Down Cancer week event, comedian Soupy Sales mimes a classic bowling mishap — dropping a ball on his foot. Not even bowling shoes will save you from that pain!
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GROUCHO MARX BOWLED DOWN CANCER
Patty Harmon, Groucho Marx and Andy Marzich appeared at a celebrity Bowl Down Cancer week event, likely at an alley in Los Angeles. Bowl Down Cancer’s inaugural week was held April 22-28, 1962. BPAA a ...
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AMF ACCESSORIES
Many of the top bowling manufacturers entered the accessories market with clothing, balls and bags. This ad from July of 1962 displays the products offered by American Machine and Foundry (AMF). Promi ...
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BUCKLING UP A 300 GAME
If you rolled a perfect score, wouldn’t you want everyone to know it? This American Junior Bowling Congress “300 game” belt buckle allowed a talented young person to do just that.
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