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SOUVENIR FIT FOR A KING
What bowling superstars signed this souvenir pin? Learn more about this item.
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DETAIL ORIENTED
Werner Distributing Company, likely based in St. Louis, Missouri, knew that details make the difference. These bright yellow shirts were embroidered with the bowler’s name (or nickname) as well as a s ...
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AD MEN & WOMEN
Amateur bowling leagues have long been sponsored by local businesses. Not only was sponsoring a team a good way to give back to the community, but it also provided business leaders with guaranteed adv ...
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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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WEBER’S SENIOR WIN
Dick Weber remained one of bowling’s top stars even in his older years. He took home the title at the 1983 Professional Bowlers Association (PBA) Senior Championship in St. Louis, Missouri. The win ga ...
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BAER CUBS AWARD
Dr. E. H. Baer was a dentist in St. Louis, Missouri, and a prolific bowler, from the looks of it. As part of league play, Dr. Baer and the Bear Cubs bowling team took home a title, as evidenced by thi ...
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THE FINE ART OF BOWLING
St. Louis, Missouri, folk artist Victor Joseph Kunz painted what he knew, from local landscapes to bowling alleys. This painting of three bowlers presents a familiar sight in St. Louis given the immen ...
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MUELLER BROTHERS ALLEY
Gus and Hugo Mueller of St. Louis, Missouri, were jacks of all trades. In addition to operating a bowling alley, they also managed other recreation centers and possibly grocery stores. They likely got ...
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JOHNNY PERKINS’ PLAYDIUM
When Johnny Perkins’ Playdium opened July 8, 1940, in St. Louis, Missouri, it was described as “the nation’s showplace of recreation.” The center featured twenty lanes and a cocktail bar. During the m ...
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ADAM HAHN FOR VP
Like all the best sports, bowling can be full of political intrigue. Elections of ABC officers generally took place right after the annual tournament (referred to as the “National tournament” in 1907) ...
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