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|Headline=Round Ball, Old Cat Played in Northwest MA Town
 
 
|Year=1850
 
|Year=1850
 
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|Year Number=33
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|Headline=Round Ball, Old Cat Played in Northwest MA Town
 
|Salience=2
 
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|Location=New England
 
|Location=New England
 
|Text=<p>"There was, of course, coasting, skating, swimming, gool, fox and hounds . . . round ball; two and four old cat, with soft yarn balls thrown at the runner."</p>
 
|Text=<p>"There was, of course, coasting, skating, swimming, gool, fox and hounds . . . round ball; two and four old cat, with soft yarn balls thrown at the runner."</p>
<p>G. Stanley Hall, "Boy Life in a Massachusetts Town Forty Years Ago," <u>Proceedings of the American Antiquarian Society</u> Volume 7 (1892), page 113. Accessed 2/10/10 via Google Books search ("g.stanley hall" "boy life"). Hall grew up on a large farm in Ashfield MA, which is in the NW corner of the commonwealth, and about 55 miles east of Albany NY. <b>Note:</b> it is interesting that the game of wicket is not mentioned. <b>Query:</b> "Gool?"</p>
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|Sources=<p>G. Stanley Hall, "Boy Life in a Massachusetts Town Forty Years Ago," <span style="text-decoration: underline;">Proceedings of the American Antiquarian Society</span> Volume 7 (1892), page 113. Accessed 2/10/10 via Google Books search ("g.stanley hall" "boy life"). Hall grew up on a large farm in Ashfield MA, which is in the NW corner of the commonwealth, and about 55 miles east of Albany NY.</p>
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|Comment=<p>&nbsp;It is interesting that the game of wicket is not mentioned, given Ashland's location in western MA.</p>
 
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|Year Number=33
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Round Ball, Old Cat Played in Northwest MA Town

Salience Noteworthy
Location New England
Text

"There was, of course, coasting, skating, swimming, gool, fox and hounds . . . round ball; two and four old cat, with soft yarn balls thrown at the runner."

 

Sources

G. Stanley Hall, "Boy Life in a Massachusetts Town Forty Years Ago," Proceedings of the American Antiquarian Society Volume 7 (1892), page 113. Accessed 2/10/10 via Google Books search ("g.stanley hall" "boy life"). Hall grew up on a large farm in Ashfield MA, which is in the NW corner of the commonwealth, and about 55 miles east of Albany NY.

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 It is interesting that the game of wicket is not mentioned, given Ashland's location in western MA.

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