The Lost Art Of The Miniature Golf Course

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Miniature golf courses died when the US interstate system was born. In America, mini-golf courses were a product of the Great Depression both in structure and purpose. Built for profit during the Depression, they were constructed on repurposed dirt with obstacles made of old bits of piping, near well-lit areas or billboards. This meant many of them were built along local highways. The development of the interstate caused many drivers to stop using these local highways, causing mini-golf courses to shut down due to a lack of profit. Read full article here

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