Springfield in Greene County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
John Q. Hammons
James O. and Hortense (Bass) Hammons
Attended Fairview Schools and
Southwest Missouri Teachers College
Married Juanita K. Baxter in 1949
Entered into hotel development in 1958 by
purchasing 10 Holiday Inn franchises
Formed John Q. Hammons Hotels – 1969
Funded Hammons Student Center at SMSU – 1976
Constructed Missouri Sports Hall of Fame – 1994
Developed Highland Springs Country Club
in Springfield – 1989
Developed Verdae Greens Golf Club in Greenville, SC – 1990
Missouri Basketball Hall of Fame - 1992
Developed Tiffany Greens Golf Club in Kansas City, MO – 1998
Missouri Valley Conference Hall of Fame - 2000
John Q. Hammons Foundation serves as host to the annual Buy.com Tour event in Springfield and Senior PGA Tour event in Kansas City
Recognized as a
Missouri Sports Legend
John Q. Hammons Hotels & Resorts
Erected 2002 by Missouri Sports Hall of Fame.
Location. 37° 7.218′ N, 93° 13.008′ W. Marker is in Springfield, Missouri, in Greene County. Marker is on Stan Musial Click for map. Marker is at the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3861 East Stan Musial Drive, Springfield MO 65809, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. John Jordan "Buck" O'Neil (here, next to this marker); Jack Buck (here, next to this marker); William Payne Stewart (here, next to this marker); Stanley Frank Musial (here, next to this marker); Jackie Marie Stiles (a few steps from this marker); Bobby Bell (a few steps from this marker); Lamar Hunt (a few steps from this marker); Norman E. Stewart (a few steps from this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Springfield.
Also see . . .
1. John Q. Hammons at JQH Hotels & Resorts. (Submitted on March 3, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Missouri Sports Hall of Fame. (Submitted on March 3, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
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