Duckpins in Nebraska!
This is a very cool letter I received announcing the existence of Duckpins
-- west of the Mississippi!
We have a 3 lane duckpin bowling alley in Potter, Nebraska that has been
around since 1920's or 1930's. I have attached an older photo of our alley.
Since this photo was taken we have done many improvement to the facility.
Is it possible to be listed on your website. At the present we are just open
by appointment for parties, however, after we refinish the floors and the
complete the rest of the improvement we hope to start a league. I emailed
one of the gentlemen that did the documentary about some type of pinsetting
equipment. Do you know of anything that is not too mechanical? (Perhaps a
sort of rack or something that would not take away from the original style
of the alley) any information would be helpful.
Contact: Hal Enevoldsen
Tele. # 308-879-4451
Potter's Duckpin Bowling - (Owned by the community of Potter)
Alley Location: 328 Chestnut Street
Downtown Potter, Nebraska
When we began restoring the alley we had half rubberbanded pins and half
regular pins.We have just purchased several more sets of pins without the
rubberband and now use those exclusively. The pin action is much improved.
Can you tell me the difference between the two games. I would like to know
if my alleys are regulation.
is to a page regarding tourism in Potter Nebraska and has photos of the town
including the duckpin.
(opens .PDF file)
Photos below were sent to me by Tim Dolan
Click to enlarge photos