Monday, July 25, 2022
Dust Bowl Girls/Women's Basketball in Kansas in the 30s?
https://www.amazon.com/Dust-Bowl-Girls-Barnstormed-Basketball/dp/161620740X/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=dust+bowl+girls&qid=1636460180&qsid=133-8658226-4856162&sr=8-1&sres=161620740X%2C029932754X%2CB08JYLW925%2C0590371258%2CB00DUAPNZY%2CB077G2MQ9R%2C1542023343%2C0593225252%2CB0792X58FF%2C0517880946%2CB08JLFLWGR%2C1541915461%2CB00HY19AOA%2CB09C8JXJPM%2CB01NAT0KPN%2CB075Z4J4CV Dust Bowl Girls--great, quick read. https://cityofmaize.org/history.php 1948 saw the success of the Delano Anti-Horse Thief Association, Branch No. 64's A.A.U. basketball team. It came in third place in the Kansas A.A.U. Basketball Tournament held at the old Wichita Forum. This was also the same year that the Maize Girl Scouts were founded. There is probably no connection to these events. There was however, a connection between the Girl Scouts and the Community building opened in 1957. The Maize Community Building movement was started in 1949 to give the Scouts a place to go. Many other organizations, including the Lions Club, the Knights of Pythias, and Boy Scout Troop 408 also are in Maize. https://www.kshs.org/kansapedia/women-s-basketball/12243 It appears that women's basketball was a thing in Kansas early on and then faded out.
Posted by Christine at 4:45 PM