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Study & Research America 1930-1939: Sports

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Never Too Late.

America's greatest woman bowler in the 1930s was thirty-five before she even bowled her first game in 1923 — but Colorado's Floretta Doty McCutcheon kept getting better and better at it. By 1927 she was beginning to secure her reputation with a series of high-scoring games and exhibitions, and on 18 December she defeated world champion Jimmy Smith in a challenge match, making sports headlines across the country. When she went on tour for the Brunswick Corporation a year later, she was already something of a legend. She told women that they could begin bowling at almost any age and in any physical shape.

Role Model.

Throughout the 1930s she continued to bowl professionally; she also gave free lessons at bowling alleys across the country and through the Mrs. McCutcheon School of Bowling, sponsored by local newspapers. She toured from 1930 until her retirement in 1938, organizing leagues and...

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