Throwback Thursday: A League of Their Own

Baseball bats have been a focus of research at the Forest Products Laboratory (FPL) in recent years, but in our early days, they were the focus of fun, too.

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These fantastic photos dated July 28, 1919, show an FPL women’s softball game in full swing, along with the team photos. The teams were named the Wings and the Propellers as a nod to the important research on aircraft that was conducted at FPL during World War I.

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Special thanks to Julie Blankenburg in the FPL Library for finding and sharing these gems!