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Decatur in Morgan County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Site of Benson Field

Decatur’s Football Stadium 1931 - 47

 
 
Site of Benson Field Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tim Carr, February 20, 2010
1. Site of Benson Field Marker
Inscription.  Named in honor of
W. W. “Barney” Benson, Supt. Ed. 1927 - 38
H. L. “Shorty” Ogle, Coach 1934 - 64
Aubrey Fuller, Asst. Coach 1929 - 58
The “T” formation was introduced to Alabama here in 1941
On this field a generation of Decatur’s youth became men.
 
Erected 2004 by “Shorty’s” Boys.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Sports. A significant historical year for this entry is 1927.
 
Location. 34° 36.826′ N, 86° 58.788′ W. Marker is in Decatur, Alabama, in Morgan County. Marker is at the intersection of Oak Street Northeast and Line St, NE on Oak Street Northeast. Marker is located at the Rhodes Ferry Park at the end of Oak Street Northeast. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Decatur AL 35602, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. “Captain, We’ve Got It At Last” - The Charge of the 14th U.S. Colored Infantry (a few steps from this marker); Cherokee Trail Of Tears (a few steps from this marker); Words of Resistance (within shouting distance of this
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marker); Uprooted From Home (within shouting distance of this marker); Fight For Survival (within shouting distance of this marker); Packed with People (within shouting distance of this marker); Gold Star Families Memorial Monument (approx. 0.2 miles away); Confederate Leadership at Decatur - McCartney Hotel Site (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Decatur.
 
Site of Benson Field & Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tim Carr, February 20, 2010
2. Site of Benson Field & Marker
Site of Benson Field Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Ruth Wilson Wilcox, June 25, 2017
3. Site of Benson Field Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 2, 2019. It was originally submitted on March 6, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. This page has been viewed 1,466 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 6, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama.   3. submitted on October 10, 2019. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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