Throwback Thursday: Soccer on the American Frontier – Pig Bladder Ball

June 12, 2014 Greg Wagner

Today kicks off the World Cup Soccer competition with many of us watching the matches in Brazil. Throughout history, humans have enjoyed kicking a ball or something like a ball in the great outdoors. On the American Frontier, a custom with Pioneer families, many of whom who had hogs, was to take the airtight bladder membrane from butchered pigs, inflate them and tie them ...

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