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Walter Camp

 
 
Walter Camp Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, October 23, 2011
1. Walter Camp Marker
Inscription.
Walter Camp
" The Father of American Football"
Walter Camp. Outstanding Yale athlete and coach became the single most important figure in the development of American Football. Recognized as the primary authority on football rules in his lifetime. He was a successful businessman. Dedicated family man. And a prominent New Haven civic leader. He selected his first All-American team in 1889. A tradition we are proud to continue today.
The Walter Camp Football Foundation
May 1992

 
Erected 1992 by The Walter Camp Football Foundation.
 
Location. 41° 18.893′ N, 72° 55.683′ W. Marker is in New Haven, Connecticut, in New Haven County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Grove Street and High Street, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Located in Grove Street Cemetery. Marker is at or near this postal address: 227 Grove Street, New Haven CT 06511, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Noah Lane Farnham (a few steps from this marker); John Gamble Kirkwood (within shouting distance of this marker); Pelatiah Perit (within shouting distance of this marker); Benjamin Eli Smith
Walter Camp Marker and Headstone image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, October 23, 2011
2. Walter Camp Marker and Headstone
Walter Camp
1859 – 1925
And His Wife
Alice Sumner
1934
(within shouting distance of this marker); Eli Smith (within shouting distance of this marker); Edward Robinson Smith (within shouting distance of this marker); Othniel Charles Marsh (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Theodore Dwight Woolsey (about 300 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in New Haven.
 
Also see . . .  Walter Camp on Wikipedia. (Submitted on November 20, 2011, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 464 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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