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Baldwyn in Lee County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

Bonnie Lee "Country" Graham

 
 
Bonnie Lee "Country" Graham Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, July 26, 2020
1. Bonnie Lee "Country" Graham Marker
Inscription.  Six-foot-three Baldwyn native “Country” Graham led the Bearcats to a state title in 1932. In 1938, he became the first All-American basketball player from Ole Miss and Mississippi. He pioneered the one-handed hook shot, “Country’s Fadeway.” As head coach at Ole Miss, he led them to three straight championships and the SEC tournament before retiring in 1962 with the most wins in university history. He was inducted into the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame in 1963 and Ole Miss Athletic hall of Fame in 1986 as a charter member.
 
Erected 2016 by Mississippi Department of Archives and History.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Sports. In addition, it is included in the Mississippi State Historical Marker Program series list.
 
Location. 34° 30.568′ N, 88° 38.077′ W. Marker is in Baldwyn, Mississippi, in Lee County. Marker is at the intersection of West Main Street and South 3rd Avenue, on the right when traveling east on West Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Baldwyn MS 38824, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers
Bonnie Lee "Country" Graham Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, July 26, 2020
2. Bonnie Lee "Country" Graham Marker
are within walking distance of this marker. Baldwyn Garage and Gas Station (a few steps from this marker); Miss Archer's Millinery Shop (a few steps from this marker); Wallace White’s Grocery (a few steps from this marker); Joe White's Dollar Store (within shouting distance of this marker); The Opera House (within shouting distance of this marker); The Ritz Theater (within shouting distance of this marker); C.P. McWhorter - "The Hardware Man" (within shouting distance of this marker); 'Pig' McDonald's Barber Shop (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Baldwyn.
 
Also see . . .  B.L. Country Graham. Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame (Submitted on August 18, 2020, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee.) 
 
Bonnie Lee "Country" Graham Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, July 26, 2020
3. Bonnie Lee "Country" Graham Marker
Bonnie Lee "Country" Graham image. Click for full size.
4. Bonnie Lee "Country" Graham
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 19, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 18, 2020, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 45 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 18, 2020, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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