Bowling souvenir from the 1895 tournament season

Bowling Souvenir: Calumet Club

Ninepin bowling, popular in Europe for centuries, came to the United States in the nineteenth century, particularly in areas with large German populations. Although tenpin bowling would eventually become standard in the U.S., ninepin bowling was still the norm in Milwaukee around the turn of the century. This souvenir program from the Calumet Club contains information and pictures of each team as well as the rules of the game, individual scores, and prizes for the 1895-96 tournament season.

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Creator: Calumet Club
Pub Data: Milwaukee, Wis.: The Club, 1895. (Pamphlet 57-375)
Citation: "Bowling Souvenir: Calumet Club." Milwaukee, Wis.: The Club, 1895); online facsimile at Online facsimile at:; Visited on: 4/17/2024