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THE U.S. AMBASSADORS OF BOWLING
The Cold War intersected with bowling’s golden age, so it is no surprise that American servicemen and -women enjoyed the sport during personal time and while in active service. Wiesbaden, in what was ...
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JAPANESE LESSONS
Bowling was enormously popular in mid-century Japan. Nearly 3,697 bowling centers opened in the country during the 1960s and 1970s. While bowling alleys initially used American-made equipment, Japanes ...
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THE FILIPINO PHENOM
Paeng Nepomuceno is not only one of the greatest Filipino athletes of all time, he is also one of the greatest bowlers of all time. He began bowling as a child and quickly became a phenom, winning the ...
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EN VOGUE IN VENEZUELA
Venezuelans are ardent bowling enthusiasts and can often be seen in international competitions, wearing shirts such as this one. In 1959, Venezuela became the first non-European nation to join the Fed ...
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REPRESENTING JAPAN
Japanese delegates to the 1st Far East Bowling Tournament, held in 1982, likely wore shirts like these as they hit the alleys. The colors coordinate with the Japanese flag.
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FROM THE WEST
Del Da-Re was one of Australia’s top bowlers. She stormed onto the bowling scene in 1963 and won the National All Stars Tournament three times that decade. As a representative of Western Australia, sh ...
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BOWLING ON THE BASE
In the years after World War II, U.S. servicemen deployed overseas often set up bowling alleys for entertainment when they weren’t on duty. The Naval Air Station Keflavik, a United States Navy base in ...
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TOP BOWLER’S BUTTON-DOWN
Dick Weber was a star in his own right even before joining the Budweisers team. The Indianapolis native was such a phenom in the 1950s and 1960s that endorsements practically fell into his lap. In 195 ...
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KONNICHIWA, PAT PATTERSON!
Bowling’s golden age was not exclusive to the United States. Many industry leaders saw opportunities to expand America’s tenpin bowling internationally in the years after World War II. The U.S. State ...
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