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John Q. Hammons

 
 
John Q. Hammons Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 17, 2012
1. John Q. Hammons Marker
Inscription.

Born in Fairview, MO in 1919 to
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
February 2002


Presented by
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
John Q. Hammons Marker and Bust image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 17, 2012
2. John Q. Hammons Marker and Bust
Drive south of U.S. 60, on the right when traveling west. 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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Bust of John Q. Hammons image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 17, 2012
3. Bust of John Q. Hammons
John Q. Hammons Monument image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 17, 2012
4. John Q. Hammons Monument
Second monument on left side of walk
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 338 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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