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Henry Armstrong

Born December 12, 1912

 
 
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By Devry Jones, October 7, 2018
1. Henry Armstrong Marker
Inscription.  The only boxer to hold world titles in three weight classes simultaneously, Henry Armstrong moved to St. Louis as a young boy and he was an honor student at Vashon High School. Known as "Perpetual Motion," he dominated feather, welter and lightweight opponents with his "blackout" punch, relentless attack and incredible stamina. After 152 victories in 4 year, Armstrong retired in 1945. Returning to St. Louis, he became a minister, helped run the Herbert Hoover Boys' Club and trained young boxers. One of the first inductees when the Boxing Hall of Fame opened in 1954, Henry Armstrong is considered one of the top three boxers of all time.
 
Erected 1995 by St. Louis Walk of Fame.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the St. Louis Walk of Fame marker series.
 
Location. 38° 39.359′ N, 90° 18.375′ W. Marker is in University City, Missouri, in St. Louis County. Marker is on Delmar Boulevard west of Leland Avenue, on the right. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6622 Delmar Boulevard, Saint Louis MO 63130, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance
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of this marker. Virginia Mayo (a few steps from this marker); William Inge (a few steps from this marker); Johnnie Johnson (a few steps from this marker); Trolleys, Cars and Carriages. Oh My! (a few steps from this marker); Dwight Davis (a few steps from this marker); Clark Terry (a few steps from this marker); William Clark (within shouting distance of this marker); Henry Townsend (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in University City.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 30, 2019. This page originally submitted on October 11, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 38 times since then and 16 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on October 11, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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