Today in History: Don Carter & Bowling

Today in History–July 29–the Library of Congress features bowling great Don Carter, born on this day in 1926. Did you know that people have been bowling since ancient times? Find out more fascinating facts by visiting the Today in History section, then check out the primary source sets below.

Bowling images

Bowling alley images

Bowling books & other texts 1860-1939

In defense of bowling alleys The New Hampshire Gazette (Portsmouth [N.H.]), July 17, 1821

Historical newspaper coverage: bowling alley

Bowling song of the Cambrian Bowling Club

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