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Fayetteville in Washington County, Arkansas — The American South (West South Central)
 

The Razorbacks

 
 
The Razorbacks Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 11, 2012
1. The Razorbacks Marker
Inscription.  Following a 16-0 victory over LSU in Memphis on Nov. 13, 1909, the University of Arkansas football team was greeted at the Fayetteville train station across the street by a crowd of fans and students. Arkansas was 5-0 after the win and would finish 7-0. Head coach Hugo Bezdek delivered a speech to the crowd, saying the team played “like a wild band of razorback hogs.” The name was a hit with the student body, which voted in 1910 to change the official mascot from Cardinals to Razorbacks, giving Arkansas one of the most unique and recognizable mascots in the country. This marker was placed in recognition of 100 years of the Razorbacks.
 
Erected 2009 by University of Arkansas Department of Intercollegiate Athletics.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EducationSports. A significant historical date for this entry is November 13, 1909.
 
Location. 36° 3.983′ N, 94° 9.97′ W. Marker is in Fayetteville, Arkansas, in Washington County. Marker is on Dickson Street near the railroad grade crossing, on the left when traveling west. Marker is
The Razorbacks Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 11, 2012
2. The Razorbacks Marker
Former railroad depot at extreme right distance of photo
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south across Dickson Street from the former Frisco Railroad Passenger Depot. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 551 West Dickson Street, Fayetteville AR 72701, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The State and Land-Grant University of Arkansas (approx. 0.2 miles away); Will Rogers (approx. 0.2 miles away); James William Fulbright (approx. 0.2 miles away); Reiff House (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Stone House (approx. 0.3 miles away); Fayetteville's Earliest Methodist Church (approx. 0.4 miles away); Lewis Brothers Building (approx. 0.4 miles away); Mrs. Young Block (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fayetteville.
 
Also see . . .  Hugo Bezdek And The 1909 Razorbacks.
Excerpt:
In 2009, the Razorback Athletic Department held an event to reenact the arrival at the Fayetteville train station, complete with a local actor, David Wright, arriving on an Arkansas & Missouri passenger train car on Dickson Street. The event was the kick off of 100 Years of the Razorback, a season-long, all-sport celebration of the 100th year of the mascot.
(Submitted on November 7, 2020.) 
 
Razorback Stadium at the University of Arkansas image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 9, 2012
3. Razorback Stadium at the University of Arkansas
Hugo Bezdek, Later, When He Coached for Penn State image. Click for full size.
Unknown photographer, via Pennsylvania State University Archives (p.d.)
4. Hugo Bezdek, Later, When He Coached for Penn State
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 8, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 29, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 599 times since then and 94 times this year. It was the Marker of the Week November 8, 2020. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 29, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   4. submitted on November 7, 2020, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.

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