#FlashbackFriday with the Historical Society: 1916 Women’s Basketball Champions

It’s time once again for #FlashbackFriday with the Whitewater Historical Society.

And, once again it’s March Madness so we could not resist another vintage basketball photo from our collections.

This great image shows a girls or women’s basketball team from 1916 with the basketball marked as “Champions.” It is not clear if this was a high school or normal school team, but printed on the shoes of the women is “Whitewater 1916.” And, while the emphasis right now is on the men’s action, we love to show how women, even in the past, have had a love for the game as much as men and boys do. In fact, since title IX in the 1970s, the support for girl’s and women’s basketball has grown to be almost as popular as men’s. Another plug for women’s history month!

Join us next week for more from the Whitewater Historical Society.

(3847P, Whitewater Historical Society)

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