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

Walter Adams Field

 
 
Walter Adams Field Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, July 19, 2017
1. Walter Adams Field Marker
Inscription. Walter Adams (1922-1998), master teacher and one of the foremost antitrust economists of his generation, served from April 1, 1969, until January 1, 1970, as 13th President of Michigan State University. Prolific author and frequent witness before Congressional Committees, Adams joined the faculty in 1947, retiring in 1993 as Distinguished University Professor and Professor of Economics. Adams served in World War II with the 83rd Infantry and 11th Armored Divisions, landing in Normandy, participating in the Battle of the Bulge, and helping to liberate three concentration camps. He received the Bronze Star for heroic conduct. As President, he guided the University at the height of the student protests associated with the Vietnam War and the Civil Rights Movement. Adams was a loyal fan of Spartan sports and an honorary member of the Spartan Marching Band. On autumn Saturdays, he led the band from this field to Spartan Stadium. May those who visit Adams Field forever cherish the memory of a scholar who embodied the values and traditions of Michigan State University with dignity, humor, and love.
 
Erected by Michigan State University.
 
Location. 42° 43.971′ N, 84° 29.102′ W. Marker is in East Lansing, Michigan, in
Walter Adams Field Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, July 19, 2017
2. Walter Adams Field Marker
View of the marker from the south. In the background is Landon Hall.
Ingham County. Marker can be reached from West Circle Drive. Touch for map. Marker is on the east side of Adams Field, between eastbound West Circle Drive and westbound West Circle Drive, just west of the Alice B. Cowles House. Marker is in this post office area: East Lansing MI 48824, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Alice B. Cowles House (within shouting distance of this marker); Botanical Laboratory (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Sleepy Hollow (about 600 feet away); W.J. Beal Botanical Garden (about 700 feet away); Michigan State University (about 800 feet away); The Rededication of the Beaumont Tower Bells (about 800 feet away); "That a Ladies Course be Organized" (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Spartan (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in East Lansing.
 
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Walter Adams Field Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, July 21, 2017
3. Walter Adams Field Marker
View from the west. Marker is to the left of the park bench.
Walter Adams Field Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, July 19, 2017
4. Walter Adams Field Marker
View looking to the west across Adams Field from the marker. Yakeley Hall is visible between the trees on the right side of the picture.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 22, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 22, 2017, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 56 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 22, 2017, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.
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