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Durango in La Plata County, Colorado — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Jack Dempsey

 
 
Jack Dempsey Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer
1. Jack Dempsey Marker
Inscription. In 1915, here at 10th and Main 20 year old Colorado native Jack Dempsey the “Manassa Mauler” knocksdown [sic] Andy Malloy in a ten round fight winning $50 and going on to become world heavyweight champion in 1919.
 
Location. 37° 16.46′ N, 107° 52.838′ W. Marker is in Durango, Colorado, in La Plata County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Avenue and West 10th Street on Main Avenue. Touch for map. The marker is at the bottom of the mural on West 10th Street side of the El Rancho Tavern. Marker is at or near this postal address: 975 Main Avenue, Durango CO 81301, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 3 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Newman Block (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Bradshaw Circle (approx. 0.4 miles away); [Old] Fort Lewis College (approx. 9.9 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Jack Dempsey. (Submitted on January 20, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.)
 
Categories. Sports
 
Jack Dempsey Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 14, 2009
2. Jack Dempsey Marker
El Rancho Tavern and the Jack Dempsey Mural image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 14, 2009
3. El Rancho Tavern and the Jack Dempsey Mural
Front of the El Rancho Tavern image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 14, 2009
4. Front of the El Rancho Tavern
Note the 2nd Empire Mansard roof.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 20, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 748 times since then and 61 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 20, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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