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Ed "Strangler" Lewis

 
 
Ed "Strangler" Lewis Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devon Polzar, July 10, 2016
1. Ed "Strangler" Lewis Marker
Inscription.  He was born Robert Friedrich, in 1890, in the town of Port Edwards, now known as Nekoosa, Wisconsin. A great heavy-weight wrestling champion when that sport was highly competitive. He held the title several times, winning it originally in 1910 in a tournament in New York.
 
Erected 1951 by Presented to the Hall of Fame by the A. Gettelman Brewing Co.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Sports.
 
Location. 43° 2.517′ 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. Connie Carpenter (Phinney) (here, next to this marker); Barry Alvarez (here, next to this marker); George Poage (here, next to this marker); Jim Otto (here, next to this marker); Harry "Buddy" Melges Jr. (here, next to this marker); Sen. Herbert Kohl (here, next to this marker); Guy M. Sundt
Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devon Polzar, July 10, 2016
2. Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame
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(here, next to this marker); Enrico "Hank" Marino (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 Hall of Fame Plaque image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devon Polzar, July 10, 2016
3. Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame Plaque
UW Milwaukee Panther Arena image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devon Polzar, July 10, 2016
4. UW Milwaukee Panther Arena
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 19, 2016. It was originally submitted on November 9, 2016, by Devon Polzar of Port Washington, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 176 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 9, 2016, by Devon Polzar of Port Washington, Wisconsin. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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Dec. 2, 2022