Pleasant Beach Hotel bowling alley, ca. 1900
Bowling became a respectable and popular pastime for both men and women by the 1890s. Many American cities had exclusive bowling clubs as well as public alleys. The 40-room Pleasant Beach Hotel on Bainbridge Island had three bowling lanes, as well as a swimming pool, billiard room, and pavilion, earning it the nickname of "the Coney Island of Puget Sound.".
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