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Provo in Utah County, Utah — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Craghead Field

 
 
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By Bill Kirchner, October 2, 2018
1. Craghead Field Marker
Inscription.  This was the former site of Craghead Field and the location of the Western Boys Baseball Association Little League World Series in 1961. Named after Jack Craghead, owner of Craghead Plumbing, this field was home to the American and Central Boys Baseball Leagues. Jack served as coach, league president, district director and general tournament chairman for the 1961 WBBA World Series.

While serving as tournament chairman, Jack spent countless hours contacting local businesses for donations to renovate the facility. This effort resulted in the construction of a new backstop, outfield fencing, dugouts, a scoreboard, and concessions stand with announcers booth above. At the time, it was considered one of the best little league or youth ballparks in the west.

Craghead Field remained in use until a new youth baseball fourplex was built at Fort Utah Park in 1994. The Jack Craghead family felt that this splash pool addition would be an excellent use as a continued recreational site for the youth of today and the future.

Splash Pool dedicated June 6, 2005.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Sports.
Craghead Field Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, October 2, 2018
2. Craghead Field Marker
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A significant historical date for this entry is June 6, 2005.
 
Location. 40° 14.462′ N, 111° 39.988′ W. Marker is in Provo, Utah, in Utah County. Marker is southeast of the Provo Pioneer Museum. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 560 North 500 West, Provo UT 84601, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. First Tabernacle (within shouting distance of this marker); Provo's Mormon Pioneers (within shouting distance of this marker); The Octogon House (approx. 0.4 miles away); Brigham Young Academy Square (approx. 0.4 miles away); Provo Woolen Mills (approx. half a mile away); Brigham Young Academy (approx. half a mile away); Provo's Liberty Bell (approx. half a mile away); 110-120 West Center (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Provo.
 
Craghead Field Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, October 2, 2018
3. Craghead Field Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 6, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 6, 2020, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 58 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 6, 2020, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.

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