It was this event which led to the building of Stardust Lanes, a 30 lane center in South Minneapolis.
Stardust has been in operation for over 40 years serving the bowlers.
One night a week did not seem like enough bowling, so Harry joined another league on Tuesday night. Anthony Lanes and subsequently moved to North Bowlero Bowl.
Harry continued to bowl two-nights a week until the age of 83 when he dropped the Tuesday night league to concentrate on Thursday. Harry had also been on several championship teams over the years.
In his desire to introduce bowling to the local youth, Earl started a Junior Bowling League that grew to fill over half of the 32 lanes each and every Saturday morning.
In 1962, Earl was approached by the owners of Golden Valley Lanes to take over the management of their 20-lane establishment.
He even provided bowling instruction and opportunities to the local association for the blind. High school teachers to include bowling in their curriculum.
Earl remained the proprietor, secretary and one of the league leaders in the Golden Valley Classic until he left the league in 1976.In late 1979 Earl returned to Golden Valley Lanes where he remained until he retired in 1985.On the participant side, Earl began his love for the sport of bowling in 1955 when be joined his church league at the Park Rec. At that time, he carried an average in the high 180's.Harry was a member of the Southeast Merchant's League on Thursday evenings starting at Nick's Bowl, Bryant Lake Bowl, Lowery Lanes and finally at Rainbow Lanes.