East Lansing in Ingham County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
In 1926 George S. Alderton, sports editor for the Lansing State Journal, and Dale Stafford, sportswriter for the Lansing Capitol News, disavowed "The Michigan Staters" as the institution's team name. They selected the "Spartans," a name submitted by Perry J. Fremont a former Michigan State athlete.
Lauri M. Dama
MSU Alumni Club of Metro Chicago
MSU Alumni Club of Minnesota
MSU Alumni Club of West Michigan
The Peter F. Secchia Family
In Honor of Brayden and Davis Smith
Student Alumni Foundation
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, Music • Sports.
Location. 42° 43.865′ N, 84° 29.252′ W. Marker is in East Lansing, Michigan, in Ingham County. Marker is at the intersection of Chestnut Road and Kalamazoo Street, on the left when traveling west on Chestnut Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: East Lansing MI 48824, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. W.J. Beal Botanical Garden (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); College Field (about 700 feet away); Botanical Laboratory (about 800 feet away); Secchia Stadium (approx. 0.2 miles away); Walter Adams Field (approx. 0.2 miles away); Alice B. Cowles House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Sleepy Hollow (approx. ¼ mile away); Michigan State University (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in East Lansing.
Also see . . . Sparty. (Submitted on August 22, 2017, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.)
Credits. This page was last revised on August 23, 2017. It was originally submitted on August 22, 2017, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 166 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on August 22, 2017, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. 4. submitted on August 23, 2017, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. 5. submitted on August 22, 2017, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.