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By Claire Smith
The Observer 

Here's How Potter Became A Kingpin Of Duckpin


October 31, 2019

Claire Smith / The Observer

If you go to the Potter duckpin lanes, you'll meet this guy.

The historic Potter Duckpin Bowling Alley is one of the village's most unique attractions, and is possibly the only remaining bowling alley of its type west of the Mississippi River.

The lanes were built in the 1920s during the height of duckpin bowling popularity, and were originally housed in the Potter Garage building that was next to the Lincoln Highway.

In the 1930s the lanes were moved to the second floor of the (then) hardware store where open bowling and league events were held until the 1950s. The last league to bowl there wrote the teams, member names, and the scores of the l...

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