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Bowling Historian is dedicated to all things about the history of the sport of bowling. Whether it originated with the Egyptians 5200 years ago, or in Germany in 300 AD, whether it's called Kegal, is played outside or inside, is set up with 5, 9, or 10 pins, it sure is fun, and it sure is universally loved in many formats. From toddlers (plastic pins with plastics balls), to Cosmic Bowling (dance music, fluorescent lighting and black lights), to league events complete with pizza and beer, onto the Professional tour, the sport of bowling has entered into our leisure time with force.

Pin Setting in New York--Brooklyn, New York (State) in April 1910

Pin Setting

1:00 A.M. Pin boys working in Subway Bowling Alleys, 65 South St., B'klyn, N.Y. every night.
3 smaller boys were kept out of the photo by Boss. (photo: library of congress)

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