When Pinball Was Public Enemy Number One

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Today in 1942 the city of New York decided to take on the scourge of the time, the invention that had been the ruin of so many people… pinball. Here's a look at why what's considered a pretty harmless hobby in our day was such a menace back then. Plus: this weekend in Minneapolis, it’s the Lake Harriet Winter Kite Festival.

That Time America Outlawed Pinball (History.com)

The War On Pinball (Slate)

Lake Harriet Kite Festival

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