Kenner in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
First World Championship Heavyweight Prize Fight Monument
In the predawn hours on May 10, 1870, a crowd of about 1,000 people left the New Orleans Jackson Street Railroad Station for Kennerville. There, in a makeshift ring in the back of William Butler Kenner's old sugar house about 100 yards from the Mississippi River, Jed Mace of Beeston, Norwich, England beat Tom Allen of Birmingham, England in 10 rounds. The prize for the bare knuckles event was $2,500, winner takes all.
Topics. This historical marker and monument is listed in this topic list: Sports. A significant historical month for this entry is May 1880.
Location. 29° 58.367′ N, 90° 14.806′ W. Marker is in Kenner, Louisiana, in Jefferson Parish. Marker is at the intersection of Reverend Richard Wilson Drive (State Highway 48) and Williams Boulevard, on the right when traveling east on Reverend Richard Wilson Drive. Located at base of levee. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Kenner LA 70062, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. La Salle's Landing - 1682 (a few steps La Salle's Landing (a few steps from this marker); Cannes Brûlées (within shouting distance of this marker); Kenner White Sox (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Henry "Teddy" Stewart (about 700 feet away); Kenner Community Band (about 700 feet away); Kenner Town Hall (approx. 0.2 miles away); Kenner High School (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kenner.
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