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CASE TO MATCH THE LUGGAGE
A bowling bag that matched one’s luggage was quite a luxury for the traveling bowler. Frank A. Stallman was a Columbus, Ohio, luggage manufacturer and was particularly well known for his dresser trunk ...
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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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TOURNAMENT IN CINCINNATI
Cincinnati hosted the 8th annual American Bowling Congress tournament in the “fireproof” armory on Freeman Avenue in 1908. In preparation for the event, the armory constructed 18 bowling alleys, set u ...
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GEOGRAPHIC ROOTS OF BOWLING
Bowling was growing fast in the industrial Northeast and the Midwest in the early 1900s as legions of workers turned to bowling as an after-work activity. Bowlers represented 32 cities at the 1904 Ame ...
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COLUMBUS PUTS ON A SHOW
When the country’s best bowlers converged on Columbus, Ohio, for the 1942 American Bowling Congress’s world championships, they were greeted with posters which read: “It Was Columbus in 1492, It’s Sti ...
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PIN-SETTING MACHINES IN CLEVELAND
Upon arrival, members of the Milwaukee delegation to the 1930 American Bowling Congress tournament would have found 32 brand-new alleys and hundreds of pin boys, foul men and scorers at the Public Hal ...
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BOWLERS AND A BASEBALL PLAYER IN TOLEDO
The 13th annual American Bowling Congress tournament in Toledo, Ohio, was held in February and March 1913. Hundreds of bowlers made their way to the Toledo Terminal Auditorium, including Fred Merkle, ...
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RETURNING VETS IN TOLEDO
Toledo, Ohio, hosted the 19th annual American Bowling Congress tournament in 1919, against a backdrop of war. The tournament, which started on March 8, began less than four months after the end of Wor ...
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ROLL-OFF IN CINCINNATI
Bowlers competed for $17,000 in prize money at the Women’s International Bowling Congress tournament in Cincinnati in 1938. In a dramatic conclusion, Nell Webster of Elgin, Illinois, and Rose Werner, ...
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RECORD CROWD IN TOLEDO
Bowling steadily grew in popularity through the early 1900s, and the 16th annual international tournament of the American Bowling Congress broke records for numbers of entries and number of cities rep ...
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