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Worthington High School Girls' Basketball Team from the collections of the Worthington Historical Society (WHS) may be used for educational purposes as long as it is not altered in any way and proper credit is given: "Courtesy of the Worthington Historical Society, Worthington, OH." Prior written permission of the WHS is required for any other use of Worthington High School Girls' Basketball Team. Contact WHS at email@example.com to request permission.
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It was created in 1912.
Worthington Historical Society is the Contributor.
Worthington High School girls dressed in gym bloomers are pictured in front of a basketball hoop in this photograph. One of the girls holds a basketball labeled WHS '12. Basketball was invented in Massachusetts in 1891 by a Canadian, James Naismith. Initially soccer balls were used to play the game. Larger balls specifically made to play basketball were introduced in 1894. Peach baskets were originally used for hoops, along with backboards such as the one pictured here. Basketball was an extremely popular sport, especially for women. Collegiate women's teams played as early as 1896, and the sport was featured in the 1922 and 1926 Olympics.
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The Worthington Historical Society identification code is 82-G-327a (box 35). The Worthington Historical Society identification code is 82-G-327b (box 35). The Worthington Memory identification code is whs0886_002.
The Worthington Historical Society identification code is 82-G-327a (box 35).
The Worthington Historical Society identification code is 82-G-327b (box 35).
The Worthington Memory identification code is whs0886_002.
This metadata record was human prepared by Worthington Libraries on February 22, 2006. It was last updated November 13, 2017.