Hello!<br /> I started to do some research on crokinole and began a blog;<br /> https://crokinolechronicles.com/blog/<br /> Please check it out. Thanks!

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Comment by Gary Wasielewski on October 16, 2018 at 7:00am
I really hope and can't wait to hear from others since most of the history is probably oral and tied to family stories connected to boards sitting in people's homes. Jon Conrad and his pic with his grandfather's board and his stories of playing with him are a perfect example of it.
Comment by Gary Wasielewski on October 16, 2018 at 6:58am
As to the period materials, I find that most people live in the moment and didn't write much from the historical perspective. The the little piece on the dangers of crokinole is a rare example (so far) of a piece written in perspective.
Comment by Gary Wasielewski on October 16, 2018 at 6:55am
...collecting that material, making sense of it/organizing, analyzing it and making it into a narrative.
Comment by Gary Wasielewski on October 16, 2018 at 5:44am

That was the part of the book that really called out to me.  He says he only started to discover its rich history.  That is amazing since his book shows that he had obviously spent so much time and dedication already doing great amounts of research and analysis, finding important sources, collecting that information, organizing it, making sense of it (analyzing) and then narrating it.  

What I am finding is that there is plenty of information, but as is natural or typical, it is about people living in the moment and not a reflection of its significance as we might see it today.  The little piece I wrote on the dangers of crokinole is, so far, a rare example, of someone writing about crokinole as a phenomenon written during that time period.

I really hope people share their stories since I bet that some of the best history is wrapped up in oral histories and crokinole boards that are sitting in people's homes.  I think of the recent post from Jon Conrad and that picture of him with his grandfather's board as a perfect example.  

Comment by Nathan Walsh on October 15, 2018 at 6:32pm
I love the concept. I believe Wayne Kelly remarked in his book about how little crokinole was written about throughout the years when it was supposedly very popular. I hope to learn some new things through this blog.

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