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Evidence for Tic-Tac-Toe

1 pieces of evidence found.

Id DLP.Evidence.840
Type Contemporary text
Location Southeast Indiana
Date 1850-01-01 - 1883-12-31
Rules Name of the game, three in a row.
Content "Sometimes he played 'tee-tah-to, three in a row' with the girls, using a slate and pencil in a way known to all school-children." Eggleston 1883: 36. "The "tee-tah to, three in a row" which Eggleston refers to first as "well-known to all school-children" is probably noughts and crosses." time and place also given as Southeast Indiana, 1850. Beard 1961: 94–95.
Confidence 100
Ages Child
Genders Female, Male
Source Beard, A. 1961. 'Games and recreations in the novels of Edward Eggleston.' Midwest Folklore 11(2): 85–104., Eggleston, E. 1883. The Hoosier School-Boy. New York: Charles Scribner's and Sons.

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