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John Messmer

 
 
John Messmer Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devon Polzar, July 10, 2016
1. John Messmer Marker
Inscription.  Stellar athlete at the University of Wisconsin, 1905-1909. Captained teams in football and swimming in 1907 and track in 1908. Won three major "W"s in track, football and baseball, being the first to win nine such awards. Born, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, September 23, 1884. Elected 1959.
 
Erected 1960 by Presented to the Hall of Fame by Wisconsin Electric Power Company.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Sports.
 
Location. 43° 2.533′ N, 87° 54.967′ W. Marker is in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, in Milwaukee County. Marker is on North 4th Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Milwaukee WI 53203, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. "Badger" Bob Johnson (here, next to this marker); Dianne Holum (here, next to this marker); Ray Nitschke (here, next to this marker); Bernard E. "Bernie" Heselton (here, next to this marker); Don Gehrmann (here, next to this marker); Terry Brennan
Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame image. Click for full size.
By Devon Polzar, July 10, 2016
2. Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame
(here, next to this marker); Carl Marchese (here, next to this marker); Charles John Grimm (here, next to this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Milwaukee.
 
More about this marker. The Marker is part of the Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame which is located on the east side of the UW-Panther Arena along North 4th Street.
 
Wisconsin Athletic Walk of Fame Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Devon Polzar, July 10, 2016
3. Wisconsin Athletic Walk of Fame Plaque
UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena image. Click for full size.
By Devon Polzar, July 10, 2016
4. UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 10, 2016. It was originally submitted on October 9, 2016, by Devon Polzar of Port Washington, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 153 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 9, 2016, by Devon Polzar of Port Washington, Wisconsin. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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