I am diving into old newspapers again for research. I came across this small article and had to laugh. From The Frederick Post, Frederick, MD, April 19, 1917, page 6:
|The Frederick Post|
April 19, 1917, page 6
Dodge Ball Season Begun
In a game of dodge ball played in Emmitsburg, the first of a series held under the auspices of the Frederick County Athletic League between Emittsburg and Walkersville public schools, the girls from Emittsburg won by the score of 9 to 3. The lineup:
Emittsburg -- Virginia Eyster, captain; May Rowe, Saranna White, Ethel Annan, Helen Ohler, Laura Adelsberger, Anna Bishop, Margaret Linn, Cynthia Claggett, Annabell Linn.
Walkersville -- Freeda Smith, captain; Margaret Smith, Henrietta Cramer, Alice Gilbert, Eleanor Zimmerman, Mary Zimmerman, Lulu Bittinger, Mildred Cromwell, Catherine Miller, Nellie Kanode.
Who knew Grandma had game!!!! And if you are related to one of these ladies, did you know they played on a dodge ball team!!! LOVE IT!!! 💗