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Lansing in Ingham County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Gordie Howe b. 1928

 
 
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By Bill Rieske, June 1, 2017
1. Gordie Howe Marker
Inscription.
Known as Mr. Hockey, Gordie Howe scored his first professional goal in his 1946 National Hockey League debut. Howe established the most records by any athlete in any sport, including 2,589 career points, 1,071 goals and 29 all-star appearances. He is the only player to play a professional sport in five different decades and was the first father to play on a major sports team with his son, playing with both Mark and Marty.

Howe helped lead the Detroit Red Wings to four Stanley Cup Championships. A member of 11 Halls of Fame, Howe is celebrated for his openness to fans and contributions to community, as well as his extraordinary play.

Note: Gordie Howe passed away on June 10, 2016 at age 88.
 
Erected 2007.
 
Location. 42° 44.127′ N, 84° 33.135′ W. Marker is in Lansing, Michigan, in Ingham County. Marker can be reached from North Washington Square, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 200 block of North Washington Square – west side, Lansing MI 48933, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Eero Saarinen 1910-1961 (here, next to this marker); Walter Reuther 1907-1970 (within shouting distance of this marker); Muzyad Yahkoob “Danny Thomas” 1914-1991 (within shouting distance of this marker); Elijah McCoy 1843-1929 (within shouting distance of this marker); William Crapo “Billy” Durant 1861-1947 (within shouting distance of this marker); Joe Louis Barrow 1914-1981 (within shouting distance of this marker); Jonas Salk 1914-1995 (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Drs. Pearl Kendrick and Grace Eldering (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lansing.
 
More about this marker. Marker is embedded in the sidewalk in front of 221 N. Washington Square.
 
Also see . . .  Gordie Howe, from Wikipedia. (Submitted on June 15, 2017, by Bill Rieske of Lansing, Michigan.)
 
Additional keywords. Detroit Red Wings
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2017. This page originally submitted on June 1, 2017, by Bill Rieske of Lansing, Michigan. This page has been viewed 58 times since then. Photo   1. submitted on June 1, 2017, by Bill Rieske of Lansing, Michigan. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
 
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