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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • UNFAIR TO BABIES, 1936

Ball in Play: 1923

Ball in Play: 1923

1923. "Pushball, Maryland State." View full size. National Photo Company.

 

Pushball History

Dear pushball lovers,

For 4 years of research on internet I have collected all sorts of pushball: like Moto Polo, Thai Elephant Soccer and of course Pushball on Horseback.

My goal is to create a forum for pushball on horseback riders/trainers. So that we can learn from each experiences with pushball on horseback.

Enjoy watching my weblog www.pushballonhorseback.blogspot.com

Did This

As a kid at summer camp in the Adirondacks, early '60s. We also used the ball as a trampoline until I fell off and broke my arm.

Pushball

I'd rather play that than dodgeball.

Pushball

Seems never to have quite caught on:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pushball

 
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