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Pin boy in bowling alley
Like this young man, Don Carter worked in a bowling alley as a pin boy, before there were pin-setting machines

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Bowling Great Don Carter Was Born
July 29, 1926

Do you like to bowl? Don Carter, born in St. Louis, Missouri, on July 29, 1926, loved the sport. He became one of the greatest bowlers of all time. Carter's fascination with bowling started when he was a child. He had a job as a pin-setter, resetting the 10 pins by hand before there were machines to do so. He went on to dominate the professional sport in its heyday. In 1961, Carter became the first bowler to win the All-Star, World's Invitational, Professional Bowlers Association of America (PBA) national championship and American Bowling Congress Masters tournaments in the same year. Where did Carter's favorite sport come from?
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