On the brink of extinction
Village aims to keep once-popular variation of croquet alive
ANGELICA, N.Y. -- If you think small-town Americana is a thing of the past, take a drive along Interstate 86 in western New York to the village that proclaims it is "Where History Lives."
Here, history does indeed live, in the shape of a unique and obscure game called roque, played in a bucolic park in the village center.
Eighty-nine-year-old Angelica resident Bernie Piatt says the derivative of croquet used to be played only by local businessmen in proper ...
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