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Williamsport in Lycoming County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

John Wilcox

Lycoming County MVP

 

— City of Williamsport Sports Walk —

 
John Wilcox Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 23, 2018
1. John Wilcox Marker
Inscription.  

In 1966, Wilcox became the first American bowler to win a World Cup title. He was inducted into the Pennsylvania State Bowlers Association Hall of Fame in 1998 and the American Bowling Congress Hall of Fame in 1999. His 885 series in 1972 stood as an ABC record for left-handers for over two decades. Wilcox formerly held the United States Bowling Congress record for the most 300 games in a career.
 
Erected 2016.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Sports. A significant historical year for this entry is 1966.
 
Location. 41° 14.436′ N, 77° 0.288′ W. Marker is in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, in Lycoming County. Marker is on William Street north of 3rd Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Williamsport PA 17701, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Frank Girardi (here, next to this marker); Ron 'C.I.' Insinger (a few steps from this marker); John H. Bower (within shouting distance of this marker); P.D. Mitchell (within shouting distance of this marker); The Lycoming Hotel • The Genetti Hotel 75th Anniversary

John Wilcox Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 23, 2018
2. John Wilcox Marker
Looking north toward 4th Street
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(within shouting distance of this marker); Kelly Mazzante (within shouting distance of this marker); Chief Woapalanne (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Gary Chrisman (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Williamsport.
 
More about this marker. Marker is in the sidewalk.
 
Also see . . .
1. John H. Wilcox Jr. PSBA Hall of Fame Bio. (Submitted on July 23, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. John Wilcox USBC Hall of Fame Bio. (Submitted on July 23, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Sports Walk celebrates athletes (Sun-Gazette, 2016). (Submitted on July 23, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
4. Local Athletic Royalty (Sun-Gazette, 2016). (Submitted on July 23, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 23, 2018. It was originally submitted on July 23, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 133 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 23, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.

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