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Cleveland in Bolivar County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

Margaret Wade

 
 
Margaret Wade Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, October 17, 2015
1. Margaret Wade Marker
Inscription.  Lily Margaret Wade (1912-1995) was a standout on Cleveland High School’s girls basketball team and Delta State’s women’s basketball team. Compiling a CHS coaching record of 453-89-6, she began coaching the Lady Statesmen in 1973, winning the AIAW National title in 1975, 1976, and 1977. Ms. Wade has been inducted into the Mississippi Sports, Delta State, National Basketball and Mississippi Coaches Halls of Fame. In 1978 a trophy awarded to the NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball Player of the Year was established in her honor.
 
Erected 2008 by Mississippi Department of Archives and History.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: SportsWomen. In addition, it is included in the Mississippi State Historical Marker Program series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1973.
 
Location. 33° 44.879′ N, 90° 43.483′ W. Marker is in Cleveland, Mississippi, in Bolivar County. Marker is at the intersection of West Sunflower Road (State Highway 8) and A.K. Eckles Lane, on the right when traveling west on
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West Sunflower Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 300 West Sunflower Road, Cleveland MS 38732, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Cleveland (approx. 0.2 miles away); Bolivar County Confederate Monument (approx. ¼ mile away); Bolivar County Veterans Memorial (approx. ¼ mile away); The Enlightenment of W.C. Handy (approx. ¼ mile away); Delta Blues Inspires W.C. Handy (approx. ¼ mile away); David R. Bowen (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Cleveland Depot (approx. 0.4 miles away); Grammy Museum® Mississippi (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cleveland.
 
Also see . . .
1. "The Mother of Women's Collegiate Basketball". (Submitted on October 31, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
2. Margaret Wade Biography. (Submitted on October 31, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Cleveland High School image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, October 17, 2015
2. Cleveland High School
Cleveland High School and marker. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, October 17, 2015
3. Cleveland High School and marker.
Looking west on Sunflower Road. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, October 17, 2015
4. Looking west on Sunflower Road.
The view east on Sunflower Road. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, October 17, 2015
5. The view east on Sunflower Road.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 27, 2018. It was originally submitted on October 31, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 410 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on October 31, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.

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