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James S. Nance, Jr.

(1942-1992)

 
 
James S. Nance, Jr. Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Wintermantel
1. James S. Nance, Jr. Marker
Inscription.  Jim Nance was an accomplished athlete from Indiana county. He excelled in football and wrestling at Indiana High School and Syracuse University. He was the first African American two-time heavyweight wrestling champion in high school and the NCAA. Jim was a running back for the Boston Patriots, 1965-1971. AFL rushing leader, 1966. AFL All Pro, 1966, 1967. He was inducted into the Indiana County Sports Hall of Fame in 1983, the PA Wrestling Hall of Fame, 1980 and the New England Patriots Hall of Fame in 2009.
 
Erected by Northern Appalachian Folk Festival.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansSports. A significant historical year for this entry is 1966.
 
Location. 40° 37.386′ N, 79° 9.304′ W. Marker is in Indiana, Pennsylvania, in Indiana County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Philadelphia Street (Pennsylvania Route 286/954) and North 8th Street. Located at the Indiana County government center. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Indiana PA 15701, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Indiana County (a few steps from this marker); James Maitland Stewart
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(within shouting distance of this marker); The Rescue of Anthony Hollingsworth (approx. 0.2 miles away); Walk of Fame (approx. ¼ mile away); The Catawba and Kittanning Native American Trails (approx. ¼ mile away); Memorial Park (approx. 0.3 miles away); William H. Sylvis (approx. 0.3 miles away); Moorhead's Fort (approx. 1.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Indiana.
 
James S. Nance, Jr. Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Wintermantel
2. James S. Nance, Jr. Marker
Marker is on the Right of the photo, Indiana County marker is on the Left
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 16, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 16, 2020, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 275 times since then and 70 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 16, 2020, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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May. 29, 2023