Near Jasper in Jasper County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Local white baseball teams sometimes played practice games against the Steers. In 1954-55, Steer Stadium also hosted home games for the Jasper High School Bulldogs, the town’s baseball team for white students, who had no home field of their own. Simmons offered a spot on the Steers roster to one of the high school pitchers, who spent a year traveling around the United States and Canada with the now-integrated team.
The Steers played their last game as a team
Erected 2014 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 18147.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African Americans • Sports.
Location. 30° 55.026′ N, 93° 56.805′ W. Marker is near Jasper, Texas, in Jasper County. Marker is at the intersection of U.S. 190 and Steer Stadium Road (County Road 293), on the right when traveling west on U.S. 190. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Jasper TX 75951, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Site of J.H. Rowe School (approx. 2˝ miles away); J. H. Rowe School History (approx. 2˝ miles away); Belle-Jim Hotel (approx. 3.1 miles away); Jasper County Courthouse (approx. 3.2 miles away); Beaty-Orton House (approx. 3.2 miles away); Jasper County, C. S. A. (approx. 3.2 miles away); a different marker also named Jasper County (approx. 3.2 miles away); The First Baptist Church (approx. 3.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jasper.
Credits. This page was last revised on January 15, 2019. It was originally submitted on January 14, 2019, by Brian Anderson of Humble, Texas. This page has been viewed 738 times since then and 181 times this year. Photo 1. submitted on January 15, 2019, by Brian Anderson of Humble, Texas.
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