I Splurged! I did! I did! I bought this old book from ebay for more than I ever thought I would!
But just look at it! It is the 1953 White County Girls' Basketball Tourney program! It cost 25 cents at the game to get the program. It contains pictures, feature stories, cage data (whatever that is) all about the big tournament.
It has pictures of the girls' teams from Griffithville, Rose Bud, Searcy, Judsonia, West Point, Beebe, McRae, Kensett, Bald Knob, Pangburn, Bradford and Central! Look back at these towns and think how much fun it was to have those teams......girls' teams! And then think how terrible it was when girls' basketball and any other girls' sports were eliminated from the schools. Having played basketball in a small school in Georgia, I remember how important it was to have the sport. The girls are named and they even have members of the fan club for each town.
It is a great part of history and if you want me to, I can put each team in a blog for you to enjoy!