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Cleburne in Johnson County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Yellow Jacket Stadium

 
 
Yellow Jacket Stadium Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J Frye, July 16, 2020
1. Yellow Jacket Stadium Marker
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In 1939, work began to replace Rhome Field, where Cleburne High played home football games for twenty years. The Works Projects Administration (WPA) provided most of the funding for the new $80,000 stadium built from concrete and rough cut Somervell County limestone. It opened in fall 1941, with ivy-covered stands, pilasters, seating for 3800, ticket windows, and dressing rooms. The stadium has hosted football games, other sports, and community events. The 1959 state co-championship team, coached by Brooks Conover, played on this field.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 2010
Marker is property of the State of Texas

 
Erected 2010 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 16542.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public WorkSports. A significant historical year for this entry is 1939.
 
Location. 32° 20.526′ N, 97° 24.089′ W. Marker is in Cleburne, Texas, in Johnson County. Marker is on West Henderson east of Meadowbrook Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map.
Yellow Jacket Stadium Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J Frye, July 16, 2020
2. Yellow Jacket Stadium Marker
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Marker is at or near this postal address: 1201 West Henderson Street, Cleburne TX 76031, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Field Street Baptist Church (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Texas World War II Home Front (approx. half a mile away); Joiner - Long House (approx. 0.6 miles away); Site of the Old City Spring (approx. 0.8 miles away); City Wagon Yards (approx. 0.8 miles away); Johnson County (approx. 0.8 miles away); AT&SF Steam Locomotive #3417 (approx. 0.9 miles away); Cleburne American Legion Post Memorial (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cleburne.
 
Yellow Jacket Stadium Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J Frye, July 16, 2020
3. Yellow Jacket Stadium Marker
Yellow Jacket Stadium and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J Frye, July 16, 2020
4. Yellow Jacket Stadium and Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 22, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 21, 2021, by J Frye of Fort Worth, Texas. This page has been viewed 113 times since then and 55 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 21, 2021, by J Frye of Fort Worth, Texas. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.

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Oct. 1, 2022