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Archie Moore

Born December 13, 1913

 
 
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By Devry Jones, October 7, 2018
1. Archie Moore Marker
Inscription.  Born Archibald Lee Wright, Hall of Fame Boxer Archie Moore was raised in St. Louis. Moore began his professional career fighting locally in 1936, but his impressive record and imposing knockout style caused champions to avoid him. Moore finally got a title shot in 1952 at the age of 39, winning the Light Heavyweight Crown before a hometown crowd in St. Louis. He held the belt for nine years, and nearly defeated Rocky Marciano for the Heavyweight title in 1955. Nicknamed "The Old Mongoose," he notched a record 131 knockouts over a 27-year careers, as generous outside the ring as he was unrelenting inside it, Archie Moore devoted himself to serving underprivileged children throughout his life.
 
Erected 2002 by St. Louis Walk of Fame.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the St. Louis Walk of Fame marker series.
 
Location. 38° 39.367′ N, 90° 18.459′ W. Marker is in University City, Missouri, in St. Louis County. Marker is on Delmar Boulevard east of Kingsland Avenue, on the right when traveling east
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. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6648 Delmar Boulevard, Saint Louis MO 63130, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Harriett Woods (here, next to this marker); Mike Peters (here, next to this marker); Dan Dierdorf (a few steps from this marker); Robert Guillaume (a few steps from this marker); Marsha Mason (a few steps from this marker); Martha Gellhorn (a few steps from this marker); David Francis (a few steps from this marker); John Hartford (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in University City.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 29, 2019. This page originally submitted on October 11, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 30 times since then and 15 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on October 11, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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