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1850s.30
Age of Players Unknown  +
Game Town Ball +
Has Supplemental Text false  +
Headline Town Ball Well Known in Illinois  +
Location Illinois  +
Reviewed true  +
Salience 2  +
Sources <p>Charles B. Johnson, <span styl <p>Charles B. Johnson, <span style="text-decoration: underline;">Illinois in the Fifties</span> (Flanigan-Pearson Co., Champaign IL, 1918), page 79. Contributed by Jeff Kittel, January 31, 2010. Accessed 2/10/10 via Google Books search <"illinois in the fifties">. Jeff notes that, while describing Illinois pastimes generally, the author was from Pocahontas, IL, in southeast IL, about 50 miles east of St. Louis.</p> bout 50 miles east of St. Louis.</p>
Submitted by Jeffrey Kittel +
Year 1,850  +
Year Number 30  +
Year Suffix s  +
Has improper value forThis property is a special property in this wiki. Source Image  + , Country  + , State  + , City  + , Coordinates  +
Categories Chronology  +
Modification dateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 28 July 2019 17:45:35  +
TextThis property is a special property in this wiki. <p>"Football and baseball, as played <p>"Football and baseball, as played today [in 1918], were unknown games. What was known as townball, however, was a popular sport. This was played with a yarn ball covered with leather, or a hollow, inflated rubber ball, both of which were soft and yielding and not likely to inflict injury as is so common today in baseball. Townball was much played in the schoolhouse yard during recess and at the noon hour."</p> <p> </p> noon hour."</p> <p> </p>
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