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Near Humboldt in Allen County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Walter Johnson Birth Site

 
 
Walter Johnson Birth Site Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 11, 2011
1. Walter Johnson Birth Site Marker
Inscription.

On November 6, 1887, Hall of Fame baseball pitcher Walter Perry Johnson was born on this farm site. In 1901, he moved with his family into the town of Humboldt. During a career with the Washington Senators from 1907 to 1927, he became famous for his fastball and his sterling character.

Hank Thomas
Grandson and Author
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[Concrete baseball diamond pad]

[Pitchers mound]
Frank & Minnie Johnson family farm
Effie, Walter, Earl, & Leslie
Moved to Humboldt in April 1901

Hall of Fame 1936

[Third Base] 110 Shut Outs

[First Base] Won 417 [games]

[Second Base] The Big Train

[Home Plate] April 2001

 
Erected 2001 by Umpire Development Program, Barney Deary Foundation.
 
Location. 37° 50.963′ N, 95° 27.32′ W. Marker is near Humboldt, Kansas, in Allen County. Marker is at the intersection of Iowa Road and 900th Street, on the right when traveling west on Iowa Road. Touch for map. Marker is about 2½ miles NNW of Humboldt. Marker is in this post office area: Humboldt KS 66748, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow
Walter Johnson Birth Site Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 11, 2011
2. Walter Johnson Birth Site Marker
Looking west
flies. General Frederick Funston ( approx. 1.5 miles away); Veterans Memorial ( approx. 2.3 miles away); Rev. D. D. Payne ( approx. 2.4 miles away); O'Brien's Mill ( approx. 2.7 miles away); Abel Secrest ( approx. 2.8 miles away); Colonel Orlin Thurston ( approx. 2.8 miles away); Sophia Fussman ( approx. 2.8 miles away); J. A. Coffey ( approx. 2.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Humboldt.
 
Also see . . .
1. Walter Perry "The Big Train" Johnson. (Submitted on July 14, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Walter Johnson Biography. (Submitted on July 14, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Walter "Big Train" Johnson at Kansapedia. (Submitted on July 14, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
4. Humboldt, Kansas, Baseball History. (Submitted on July 14, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. AgricultureSettlements & SettlersSports
 
Walter Johnson Birth Site Family Farm Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 11, 2011
3. Walter Johnson Birth Site Family Farm Marker
Walter Johnson Birth Site Hall of Fame Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 11, 2011
4. Walter Johnson Birth Site Hall of Fame Marker
Walter Johnson Birth Site Shutouts Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 11, 2011
5. Walter Johnson Birth Site Shutouts Marker
Walter Johnson Birth Site Wins Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 11, 2011
6. Walter Johnson Birth Site Wins Marker
Walter Johnson Birth Site Big Train Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 11, 2011
7. Walter Johnson Birth Site Big Train Marker
Walter Johnson Birth Site 2001 Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 11, 2011
8. Walter Johnson Birth Site 2001 Marker
Walter Johnson Birth Site Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 11, 2011
9. Walter Johnson Birth Site Marker
Looking NW, with 900th Street to right
George Sweatt and Walter Johnson Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr.
10. George Sweatt and Walter Johnson Marker
Near Sweatt Park in Humboldt
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 14, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 461 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10. submitted on July 14, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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