The Wichita Kansas Eagle celebrates a young basketball talent from Vaughan Ontario and profiles James Naismith’s origins in Almonte. From the article:
ALMONTE, Ontario — Here in this rural Canadian field, 100 feet from the old blue schoolhouse, James Naismith and his friends would play their favorite game: Duck on a Rock.
Each boy was given a stone and faced with the challenge of landing it on the face of the field’s large rock. If Naismith missed, he had to retrieve his stone before another boy tagged him. Naismith liked how the game combined coordination and strength. It was best, the boys learned, if you lobbed your stone with a hint of arcing touch.