By Natalia Crespo

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The bowling lanes in Hill Center were open from 1965 to 1988. It had eight lanes and was heavily used by physical education classes and recreational use. It was removed in 1988 because the School of Health, Physical Education and Recreation (HPER) needed the space for offices and classrooms.Bowling has been around for many years, bowling balls and pins where found in the tomb of an Egyptian king. They used to bowl in lanes that were 60 feet long the same as today. Bowling was even part of religious ceremonies in fourth century Germany. According to that religions the ones that could knock down all the pins were said to be of good character. The people who could not knock down pins would have to punish themselves.

This bowling commercial shows that bowling was a great way to spend time with friends.

When ever friends were bored and had nothing to do bowling was a great way to have fun together.
Bowling was for friends to have fun not for people to compete against each other, wheres the fun in that. Now a days bowling is mainly for competition, friends go to play and hang out, but most of the time there bowling tournaments.

Bowling was so popular it was shown on the T.V show "The Flintstones"
This sport was very popular with people of all ages it was the best thing to do when you were bored, it still is today.

In the 1960s there were no machines to reset the bowling pins so the bowling alleys had to hire teenage boys to pick up the pins and return the bowling balls back to the people. They were usually ages 15 through 18.