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W.L. "Gander" Terry Colonnade

 
 
W.L. "Gander" Terry Colonnade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, September 24, 2011
1. W.L. "Gander" Terry Colonnade Marker
Inscription.  The W.L. "Gander" Terry Colonnade is named in honor of a Marion, Kentucky native, who was an excellent student and superior athlete at Western Kentucky University from 1924-1928. He was among the students who faithfully worked to convert this site from a rock quarry into the football stadium, with the Colonnade sculpted from Warren County limestone erected as the capstone. Terry continued to contribute to Western's athletic history as football coach in 1929,1934-35, and 1938-1941. The 11 Western teams for which Terry played or coached were a collective 67-31-7. Completed in 1927, the Colonnade is a treasured campus landmark that is further enhanced by the name W.L. "Gander" Terry, a loyal Westerner and distinguished educator who brought credit to his alma mater.
 
Erected 2003.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public WorkEducationSports. A significant historical year for this entry is 1929.
 
Location. 36° 59.235′ N, 86° 27.201′ W. Marker is in Bowling Green, Kentucky, in Warren County. Marker is on College
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Heights Blvd.. Located on amphitheater wall. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1906 College Height Blvd, Bowling Green KY 42101, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc. History (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Fort Albert Sidney Johnston (about 500 feet away); Confederate State Capital of Kentucky (about 600 feet away); Potter College (about 600 feet away); Felts Log House (about 700 feet away); Henry Hardin Cherry (about 700 feet away); Bowling Green College of Commerce (approx. 0.2 miles away); Training School-College High (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bowling Green.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on September 26, 2011, by Sandra Hughes Tidwell of Killen, Alabama, USA. This page has been viewed 380 times since then and 11 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on September 26, 2011, by Sandra Hughes Tidwell of Killen, Alabama, USA. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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