His3813- Carranza- The History of Curling and Its Relation to Lower Canada from 1800-1850

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Hurry Hard! Curling has long been known as a gentleman's sport and one of friendly competition. But before it was know as this, curling started as a simple past time for Scottish farmers and when it emerged in Lower Canada, curling became popularized by its exclusivity to the elite of Montreal society. Though the game had been continuously reinventing itself through the modernization of the curling rock, one must understand the transition that this vital piece of curling equipment went through before appreciating the drastic and crucial changes that were made to the game within its first fifty years of life in Canada. The initial changes that Lower Canadians imposed to the game has forever made the game what is in present time.