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Ray W. Scott Jr. Founded Bass Anglers Movement

 
 
Ray W. Scott Jr. Founded Bass Anglers Movement Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 9, 2016
1. Ray W. Scott Jr. Founded Bass Anglers Movement Marker
Inscription. Montgomery native Ray W. Scott Jr. launched the Bass Anglers Sportsman Society (B.A.S.S.) in 1967 from a small office upstairs at 513 Madison Avenue. From this beginning, B.A.S.S. became the largest sportfishing organization in the world. Scott developed the first nationwide bass fishing tournament tour and Bassmaster Magazine. Under Scott's leadership, B.A.S.S. became a leading advocate for clean waters, boating safety, children's fishing and live-fish release. He, along with other enthusiasts, created what it widely considered one of the most important conservation movements of the 20th century.
 
Erected 2016 by B.A.S.S. and the City of Montgomery.
 
Location. 32° 22.809′ N, 86° 18.105′ W. Marker is in Montgomery, Alabama, in Montgomery County. Marker is at the intersection of Madison Avenue and North Bainbridge Street, on the right when traveling west on Madison Avenue. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 513 Madison Avenue, Montgomery AL 36104, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Thompson Mansion (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Civil War Laurel Oak Tree (about 500 feet away); Camellia Designated Alabama State Flower
The view west on Madison Avenue of marker. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 9, 2016
2. The view west on Madison Avenue of marker.
Ironically the location of the first B.A.S.S. headquarters now houses the Alabama Forestry Commission.
(about 600 feet away); 'Washington' Elm Tree (about 600 feet away); William Lowndes Yancey (about 600 feet away); "Moon Tree" (about 700 feet away); Ordeman House Museum (about 700 feet away); Albert L. Patterson (about 700 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Montgomery.
 
Also see . . .
1. Bassmaster web site article about dedication of marker. (Submitted on October 9, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
2. Wikipedia article abou the Bass Anglers Sportsman Society. (Submitted on October 9, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. EnvironmentWaterways & Vessels
 
View of marker looking at intersection of Madison Avenue and Bainbridge Street. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 9, 2016
3. View of marker looking at intersection of Madison Avenue and Bainbridge Street.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 113 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page was last revised on October 15, 2016.
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