1832: Michigan’s First Curling Club Established

January 7, 2018 all-day

Peter Dow curling on Orchard Lake.  Circa 1915.  Note the small stones.  Perhaps they are “irons.

According to legend, the Orchard Lake Scotsmen formed Michigan’s first curling club in 1831 and played their first match on January 7, 1832.

The Detroit Curling Club, founded in 1840 and now located just north of the city in Ferndale, is one of the oldest clubs in the U.S.

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Undated photo from the Detroit Curling Club Archives.

Grand Rapids lays claim to having birthed the first women’s curling club in the country (founded 1908).

Source : Pasty Central Day in History.

Curling in Detroit

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