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Pottsville in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Pottsville Maroons

 
 
Pottsville Maroons Marker image. Click for full size.
By PaulwC3, August 3, 2013
1. Pottsville Maroons Marker
Inscription.  The legendary team played as a member of the National Football League here, 1925-28. In 1925 the Maroons compiled a record widely viewed as the league's best. They climaxed their season by defeating Notre Dame in a well publicized pro vs. college match in Philadelphia-but then were denied the NFL championship in a controversial league decision. Despite strong regional support, their franchise moved to Boston in 1929.
 
Erected 1999 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Sports. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series list.
 
Location. 40° 41.222′ N, 76° 11.806′ W. Marker is in Pottsville, Pennsylvania, in Schuylkill County. Marker is on North Centre Street south of West Laurel Boulevard. The marker stands in front of the Schuylkill County Historical Society. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 305 North Centre Street, Pottsville PA 17901, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as
Wide view of the Pottsville Maroons Marker image. Click for full size.
By PaulwC3, August 3, 2013
2. Wide view of the Pottsville Maroons Marker
the crow flies. Schuylkill County (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Molly Maguire Executions (about 800 feet away); Spanish War Veterans (approx. ¼ mile away); In Memory of the First Defenders and Nicholas Biddle (approx. ¼ mile away); Yuengling -America's Oldest Brewery (approx. 0.3 miles away); John O'Hara (approx. 0.3 miles away); Burd Patterson (approx. 0.4 miles away); Firth Dock (1828-1871) (approx. 1.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pottsville.
 
Also see . . .
1. Breaking: Statistical Evidence backs up 1925 Pottsville Maroons Title Claim - ESPN The Magazine. Ever since Mag Senior Writer Dave Fleming's book Breaker Boys hit the shelves, the good people of Pottsville, PA have been engaged in a full-out battle to regain the 1925 NFL title they say is rightfully theirs. (Submitted on September 9, 2013, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.) 

2. MarkerQuest - Pottsville Maroons. Further information about the Pottsville Maroons and the 1925 championship controversy. (Submitted on January 29, 2020, by Laura Klotz of Northampton, Pennsylvania.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 29, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 9, 2013, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. This page has been viewed 651 times since then and 145 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 9, 2013, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.
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