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A trip to Bowling Green, 1930


It's easy to take for granted the comforts of modern vehicles and the convenience of good roads. For example, a trip from Columbia to Bowling Green these days takes an hour or thereabout. Making the trek in a howling winter wind? Crank up the heater! Travelling in the sweltering dog days of August? Boy-oh-boy, does that blast of cool, dry air feel good!

This came to mind by way of a chance viewing of an early 1930 sports entry in the Adair County News. It seems the lads of the Lindsey-Wilson hoops and hardwood team had recently gone on a two-game road trip with the first stop in Bowling Green.

Reported The News in the January 30 edition (italics added for emphasis),
"The L.W.C. basketball team left here last Friday morning for Bowling Green, where they played the Western State Normal Squad Freshman that night. They were defeated by the Normal team 34 to 22, which is not surprising in view of the fact that the Lindsey boys had spent most of the day driving through bitter cold over ice covered roads, arriving in Bowling Green thoroughly exhausted a short time before the game."

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