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1971 T.C. Williams High School Football Team Honor Oak

Willow Oak

 

— Quercus phellos —

 
1971 T.C. Williams High School Football Team Honor Oak Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., July 6, 2016
1. 1971 T.C. Williams High School Football Team Honor Oak Marker
Inscription.  

In honor of the 1971 T.C. Williams High School state championship football team that held its preseason camp at Gettysburg College in the summer of 1971. It was here that members of the newly integrated high school in Alexandria, VA, formed the bonds between teammates that carried them to an undefeated season, later immortalized in the major motion picture, Remember The Titans.
Dedicated April 14, 2012

 
Erected 2012.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansCivil RightsSports. A significant historical date for this entry is April 14, 2012.
 
Location. 39° 50.215′ N, 77° 14.254′ W. Marker is in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on Lincoln Avenue, 0.1 miles west of College Avenue, on the right when traveling west. Marker and tree are just east of the Bream Wright Hauser Athletic Complex, on the Gettysburg College campus. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Gettysburg PA 17325, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A Historic Year (within shouting distance of this marker); The History of Gettysburg College
1971 T.C. Williams High School Football Team Honor Oak and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., July 6, 2016
2. 1971 T.C. Williams High School Football Team Honor Oak and Marker
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(about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Gettysburg College Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); The College Hospital (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Battle Arrives (approx. Ό mile away); U.S.A. Signal Station (approx. Ό mile away); "United to Serve" (approx. Ό mile away); 157th Regiment New York Volunteers (approx. Ό mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gettysburg.
 
Also see . . .
1. 1971 Original Titans History. (Submitted on July 28, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. "Remembering the Titans," at Boundary Stones, WETA's Local History Blog (2013). (Submitted on July 28, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Remember the Titans (2000 film) at IMDb. (Submitted on July 28, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
4. Underdogs: T.C. Williams High School, Sports Illustrated Bio on YouTube. (Submitted on July 28, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 28, 2016. It was originally submitted on July 28, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 547 times since then and 126 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 28, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.

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