I was wondering about the history of bowling the other day, so I did a little research. Bowling may not be the most popular sport, but it has been around a long time.
- Archaeologist discovered a primitive bowling ball and bowling pins in the grave of an Egyptian boy (dated around 3200 BCE).
- There is a lawn bowling site in South Hampton, England, which records show has been operational since 1299.
- In 1841, bowling became illegal in Connecticut, because it was associated with gambling and crime.
- The first indoor bowling alley in America, was built in 1840, in New York City.