1850c.36

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Wicket Ball in Amherst MA

Salience Noteworthy
Tags College
Location New England
Game Wicket
Age of Players Youth
Text

"For exercise the students played wicket ball and shinny."

The author here appears to be referring to the latter years of service of Edward Hitchcock, President of Amherst College from 1844 to 1854.

 

Sources

Alice M. Walker, Historic Homes of Amherst (Amherst Historical Society, Amherst MA, 1905), page 99. Accessed 2/10/10 via Google Books search (walker "historic homes"). Amherst MA is about 25 miles north of Springfield MA.

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