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LACROSSE HISTORY: recent discovery Cherokee Stickball

A recent discovery in a cave just took place and it shows us how much we still have to learn about the game of lacrosse and its significance to the people who gave it to the world. This is Lacrosse History.

Article Posted: 05/08/2019 01:35:15 PM

LACROSSE HISTORY: Lacrosse in the Olympics

Lacrosse in the Olympics

Article Posted: 04/30/2019 11:02:01 AM

LACROSSE HISTORY: The world's oldest stick

I'm Justin Skaggs and I am a stick maker out of Philadelphia. I've been working on my craft and going through my journey for some time now, and as part of my journey, I've made it a point to do my homework and do research on the origin of sticks from all around the world. Now, it’s time to spread my knowledge to you. This is Lacrosse History.Today, I want to discuss the world's oldest existing Lacrosse Stick. To be clear, this isn't me saying that this is the oldest lacrosse sticks in terms of what was used throughout history, but rather that this is the oldest surviving lacrosse stick in terms of something that you can go see in a museum today.The oldest known stick is roughly 200 years old, dating back to 1823. You may think this stick is located somewhere in North America, it is not. In actuality, the stick is located in Italy. The stick was taken by an Italian explorer name Giacomo Costantino Beltrami. He brought it back to his hometown of Bergamo, Italy, where it is still located today. In fact, the stick is often referred to as The Beltrami Stick. This stick is a Great Lakes Style stick, so it is very similar to the sticks currently made by Minnesota-based lacrosse stick maker Max Kelsey.This is a game with deep origins from generations past, so I fully recognize that this is likely not the oldest lacrosse stick in existence, but so many of these antique items are difficult to time-stamp, and seeing as museums and archaeologists are so particular about when things are and can be dated, the Beltrami Stick gets this accolade.Until next time, make sure to let me know if you’d like to learn about anything in particular, and I’ll take a look into our archives. There are many more sources about this stick and other books (such as Minnesota Lacrosse: A History and North Country: The Making of MinnesotaLacrosse Legends of the First Americans) that I’ve pulled facts from down below. Until next time, take care, and keep LAXin’.

Article Posted: 04/23/2019 03:57:49 PM

LACROSSE HISTORY: The History of Women's Lacrosse

Women's Lacrosse is not a North American sport.

Article Posted: 04/16/2019 08:22:31 AM

How I Grow the Game

My guest in the wood shop today is none other than Brett Manney, the defenseman for the New England Black Wolves.

Article Posted: 10/19/2018 11:19:39 AM

Woodshop Series Episode 4  |   PJ Martin   Lasersharks

My guest in the wood shop today is none other than Brett Manney, the defenseman for the New England Black Wolves.

Article Posted: 05/04/2018 07:36:32 AM

New Englad Black Wolves Brett Manney makes a custom TWIG

My guest in the wood shop today is none other than Brett Manney, the defenseman for the New England Black Wolves.

Article Posted: 04/20/2018 07:49:37 AM

Philly Wings Custom Stick - Ep 5 Woodshop Series

To Welcome the Philadelphia wings back to the city we have made a custom stick with one of their staff memebers.

Article Posted: 04/12/2018 10:13:18 AM

Woodshop Series Episode 3: Cruz World Customs a.k.a. Kacy

It’s another Wednesday and we’re back in my wood shop. My guest today is the infamous Kacy behind Cruz World Customs. Kacy is a true artist who uses his talent to customize equipment rather than a canvas. I feel like it’s a credit to lacrosse that there’s someone or there who applies this kind of passion in art to our sport.

Article Posted: 04/06/2018 07:40:37 AM

Trailer for Woodshop Series

Trailer for Woodshop Series

Article Posted: 03/15/2018 06:30:20 PM

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