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The History of Curling, 1890

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"The History of Curling" by John Kerr, M.A. Published in 1890 by George Waterston & Sons in Edinburgh. Respectfully dedicated, by Permission to Her Most Gracious Majesty The Queen by Her Majestu's Loyal Subject The members of The Royal Caledonian Curling Club. Wonderful rare book on curling.

Curling has come a long way from the 16th century when hardy Scots slid odd-shaped rocks called 'loafies' on the frozen lochs and marshes of Scotland. Today the game is played indoors on meticulously prepared ice with polished 42-pound granite rocks that rumble their way down towards brightly colored houses. It became an Olympic medal sport in 1998 at the Nagano games in Japan and proved to be extremely popular at the Salt Lake City games in 2002. It continued to see an upswing in interest every four years, coincident with the Winter Olympic Games. Curling in the United States dates back to the 1830s when Scottish soldiers and settlers brought the game to Michigan. From there it spread northward into Wisconsin, Minnesota, North Dakota and other states in the Curling Heartland of America, where it remains popular. Today there are over 15,000 curlers and 135 clubs in the U.S., most in the north central US. but also in about 20 or states. Still more clubs are forming in the wake of the Olympic popularity. The Kansas City Curling Club has a amazing map of all the US curling clubs Around the world, over a million participate in the game in 35 countries, though 90% of those million curlers are in Canada, where the sport is an important part of the social and community fabric. Since many Canadians have found their way southward, a number of American clubs (especially ones outside the north central area) were started by Canadians, who continue to make major contributions to the development of the sport. If you want a far more detailed explanation of the history of curling I suggest looking into the book .The History of Curling written in 1890 by John Kerr. 

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