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Burlington in Carroll County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Burlington High School Polar Cubs

 
 
Burlington High School Polar Cubs Marker image. Click for full size.
By Phyllis Prats, April 22, 2015
1. Burlington High School Polar Cubs Marker
Inscription.  The Polar Cubs played basketball games in a gymnasium built here from 1928 to 1961. The Poral Cubs shared a gym with the local men’s team above the current Beck’s Pub from 1910-1928. The Polar Cubs played host to the Burlington Invitational Tourney on this site from 1929-1957.
 
Erected 2015 by Promoting Wildcat Valley.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Sports.
 
Location. 40° 28.6′ N, 86° 23.701′ W. Marker is in Burlington, Indiana, in Carroll County. Marker is on South Michigan Street (Indiana Route 29) just north of College Street, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1109 S Michigan St, Burlington IN 46915, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 15 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Burlington (approx. ¼ mile away); Adams Mill (approx. 6 miles away); Wild Cat Lodge No. 311 (approx. 6 miles away); Flora War Memorials (approx. 8 miles away); Flora (approx. 8.4 miles away); Sycamore Row
Burlington High School Polar Cubs Marker image. Click for full size.
By Phyllis Prats, April 22, 2015
2. Burlington High School Polar Cubs Marker
(approx. 8.9 miles away); Camden / Jackson Township (approx. 11.9 miles away); Memory of Our Departed Shipmates (approx. 14.8 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Burlington Polar Cubs basketball history available. 2014 article by Linsey Gray in the Carroll County Comet. Excerpt:
In the 50 year history Rich covers there were joys: Burlington won the County Championship in 1914, and its one and only girls’ team of 1924-25 went undefeated. There were heartbreaks: influenza and smallpox outbreaks cancelled games, and key players suffered terrible injuries during games. There was even a state record: the 1936-37 team is the only team in 100 years of Indiana basketball history to be a winless team that beat an undefeated team in the first round of sectionals.
(Submitted on February 8, 2021.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 8, 2021. It was originally submitted on February 8, 2021, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 22 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 8, 2021, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.
 
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