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In Honolulu in 1840
City Honolulu  +
Coordinates 21° 18' 25" N, 157° 51' 30" WLatitude: 21.3069444
Longitude: -157.8583333
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Country United States  +
Description <p>The <em>Honolulu Polynesian <p>The <em>Honolulu Polynesian</em>, Dec. 26, 1840: "Sports in Honolulu. One evidence of the increasing civilization of this place, and not the least gratifying, is to see the ardor with which the native youth of both sexes engage in the same old games which used to warm our blood not long since. There's good old bat and ball, just the same as when we ran from the school-house to the "Common" to exercise our skill that way..."</p> <p>An interesting item is in the New London (CT) <em>People's Advocate</em>, June 17, 1846: a letter, dated Nov. 12, 1845 from students at the "School for young chiefs" on Oahu, thanking the nutmeggers for their gifts of school equipment, and noting that "for exercise, we ... sometimes play ball or engage in other sports." The letter is signed by Lot Kamehameha and Alexander Liholiho--two future kings of Hawaii.</p> iho--two future kings of Hawaii.</p>
Game Bat and Ball +
Has Source On Hand false  +
NY Rules No - Predecessor  +
Name in Honolulu in 1840undefined  +
Reviewed true  +
Sources <p>The <em>Honolulu Polynesian</em>, Dec. 26, 1840</p>
State HI  +
Submitted by Bruce Allardice +
Type Predecessor Game  +
Type of Date Year  +
Has improper value forThis property is a special property in this wiki. Borough  +
Categories Predecessor Games  + , Pre-pro  + , Bat and Ball Games  +
Modification dateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 17 May 2019 23:11:23  +
DateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 1 September 1840  +
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