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Town Ball, Bull Pen, Tip Cat Played in the Antebellum South

Salience Noteworthy
City/State/Country: Gainesville, GA, United States
Game Town Ball
Immediacy of Report Retrospective
Age of Players Youth, Adult

The Carrolton (GA) Free Press, April 26, 1889, runs an item from Gainesville about how the old timers will play a game of town ball, a game they played in the 1820s, 30s and 50s. The item notes that younger people won't be invited to play, as they have no idea what the game is.

The item also claims that Town ball, bull pen and tip cat were commonly played in the antebellum South.


The Carrolton (GA) Free Press, April 26, 1889

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Submitted by Bruce Allardice


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