What did kids do in the 1800s for fun?

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Some people would play baseball, football, or board games back in the 1800s.

Kids usually go swimming, exploring, and playing hooky. Read 'The Adventures of Tom Sawyer' by Mark Twain. It'll give you a better perspective of the world the kids in the 1800s lived in.

Kids used to go fishing, roll hoops, and ride bicycles back then.

Earliest known reference of Baseball from England is in a 1744 publication, A Little Pretty Pocket-Book by John Newberry. It contains a wood-cut illustration of boys playing "baseball" (showing a similar set-up to the modern game) and a rhymed description of the game. Also, a British letter dating from 1748 by Lady Hervey describes how the then Prince of Wales (was he a kid at the time?) diverted his time playing baseball. The English author Jane Austen specifically mentions the game of baseball in her novel, Northanger Abbey, being played by the protagonist, Catherine Moreland.   The English lawyer William Bray recorded a game of baseball (between kids?) on Easter Monday 1755 in Guilford, Surrey, England; Bray's diary was verified authentic in September 2008.
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