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Catalog Number D.III.045.A,B
Caption Girls Basketball
Description This 1902 7th grade girls basketball team was coached by Cora Rowland, pictured in the back row, third from left. The girls in front hold a ball labeled "GAA" (Girls Athletic Association). The implementation of such a team was a difficult proposition in the early 1900s as athletics for girls was considered "unladylike," a sentiment born out by the girls' uniforms of bloomers with ribbons around the neck. Cora Rowland married Douglass Allmond, then the former owner of the ANACORTES AMERICAN, in 1906. Prior to coming to Anacortes, she and her family lived in the pioneer town of Lewisville, a settlement north of Battle Ground, WA, that no longer exists. See WF 0081 for a picture of their farm there. See WF 0829 and 0830 for more information on the Rowland family. Cora Rowland contributed much to Anacortes during her lifetime. Wallie Funk visited her often during the 1950s and received many photos and materials from her. His memories of Cora Rowland Allmond, taken from Teresa Trebon's notes from 10-01-2001, include, "I knew her from when I was a little kid. She was the dowager empress of Anacortes. Very prim person. She taught here first and was the coach of the girls basketball team in the early days. She married Douglass Allmond. She was one of the people that gave to the library, church, you would find her name in all these things that women do. Mrs. Douglass Allmond. These women had lives of their own. They managed the household and quite frequently their husband. Very active in the DAR; I think she may have been a charter member of the Governor Issac Stevens Chapter."
Photographer Unknown
Subjects Place - Anacortes, WA
Organization - School
Recreation
People ALLMOND, Cora ROWLAND
ALLMOND, Douglass
FUNK, Wallie Valentine [Jr.]
TREBON, Theresa L.
Place Anacortes, WA
Search Terms Anacortes High School
basketball
girl
bloomer
Lewisville, WA
Object Name Print, Photographic