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Burlington in Chittenden County, Vermont — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Athletic Park

 
 
Athletic Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin Craft, July 19, 2014
1. Athletic Park Marker
Inscription. Located on the streetcar line between Burlington and Winooski, Athletic Park was the home of the University of Vermont's baseball and football teams and track-and-field events from 1887 until Centennial Field opened in 1906. It was also where Burlington's baseball team in the first Northern League played from 1901 to 1906. Among the baseball players who graced its diamond were future major leaguers Bert Abbey, Arlie Pond, Ed Reulbach, Jean Dubuc, Ray Collins, Larry Gardner and Eddie Collins, and Negro stars such as Frank Grant, George Stovey, and William Clarence Matthews. History provided by the Friends of UVM Baseball.
 
Erected 2011 by Vermont Division for Historic Preservation.
 
Location. 44° 29.347′ N, 73° 12.153′ W. Marker is in Burlington, Vermont, in Chittenden County. Marker is at the intersection of Riverside Avenue (U.S. 2) and Intervale Road, on the right when traveling west on Riverside Avenue. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Burlington VT 05401, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Mary Martha Fletcher (approx. 0.2 miles away); Saint-Joseph Parish (approx. 0.7 miles away); First Unitarian Universalist Society Meeting House
Athletic Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin Craft, July 19, 2014
2. Athletic Park Marker
(approx. 0.8 miles away); Church Street Marketplace (approx. 0.8 miles away); Fort Frederick (approx. 0.8 miles away); Burial Place of General Ethan Allen (approx. 0.8 miles away); Centennial Field (approx. 0.9 miles away); Native Americans and Winooski (approx. 0.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Burlington.
 
Categories. African AmericansSports
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec. This page has been viewed 285 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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