Club of Columbia

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Nick Name Columbia
Earliest Known Date August 1866
Location Columbia, PA, United States
Nine Class Senior
Description

The Columbia Spy, Aug. 4, 1866, under the heading "Base Ball," notes Columbia has the Shawnee and Columbia BBCs.

The Lancaster Intelligencer, Aug. 1, 1866: "Base Ball--Our Columbia friends are enthusiastic in Base Ball matters. They have two first class clubs." The Shawnee Club, George Young Jr., president and the Columbia Club, Col. Philip Gossler, president.

Harrisburg Patriot, Oct. 18, 1866, has a long article on the state baseball convention. Among the clubs sending delegates was the Columbia BBC of Columbia.

Columbia PA (current pop. about 10,000) is about 75 miles W of Philadelphia in southern PA.

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The Columbia Spy, Aug. 4, 1866

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Found by Bruce Allardice
Entered by Bruce Allardice
First in Location Columbia, PA
Entry Origin Sabrpedia

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