New Jersey Turnpike Central League’s Sylvia Evernham
may have bowled a 207, but did she—or any of her fellow bowlers—think
about the fact that women were playing on separate teams?
The separation, actually not unusual for the time,
mirrored larger trends at the Turnpike Authority. While women held various
jobs on the Turnpike in its early years, they were largely in administrative
and secretarial areas. Consider that not until 1974 was a woman hired
as a toll collector.