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G. Herbert McCracken Gate

 
 
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By William Fischer, Jr., June 30, 2019
1. G. Herbert McCracken Gate Marker
Inscription.  

G. HERBERT MCCRACKEN coached Lafayette for 12 seasons (1924-35) and guided the Leopards to the 1926 National Championship with a perfect 9-0 record. His place in football history will forever be known as the inventor of the huddle. As documented in The New York Times, Coach McCracken devised the first huddle system after discovering that the Penn football team had been scouting and decoding Lafayette's hand signals. Lafayette became the first team to huddle before each offensive play and his practice was immediately adopted by other teams across the nation.
 
Location. 40° 42.065′ N, 75° 12.556′ W. Marker is in Easton, Pennsylvania, in Northampton County. Marker is on Hamilton Street north of Parsons Street, on the left when traveling north. The McCracken Gate is the east entrance to Fisher Stadium, Lafayette College's football field. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Easton PA 18042, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Edward E. "Hook" Mylin (within shouting distance of this marker); Thomas B. Holloway, M.D. (within shouting distance of this marker); Honored French Soldiers Who Died at Yorktown

 G. Herbert McCracken Gate  Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 30, 2019
2. G. Herbert McCracken Gate Marker
(about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Wilson Baughman Gaither '15 (about 300 feet away); Alumni Memorial Plaza (about 400 feet away); Astronomical Observatory (approx. 0.2 miles away); The First Triangulation Station and Benchmark (approx. mile away); Lafayette (approx. mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Easton.
 
Also see . . .
1. Herb McCracken at College Football Hall of Fame. (Submitted on July 2, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. George Herbert “Herb” McCracken at Find A Grave. (Submitted on July 2, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Sports
 
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By William Fischer, Jr.
3. Fisher Stadium
Renovated in 2007
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on July 2, 2019. This page originally submitted on July 2, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 43 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 2, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
 
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