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Wilt Chamberlain (1936-1999)

 
 
Wilt Chamberlain (1936-1999) Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, March 24, 2015
1. Wilt Chamberlain (1936-1999) Marker
Inscription. A legendary basketball player, born in Philadelphia. Earned national attention at Overbrook High School and at the University of Kansas. Played professionally for the Harlem Globetrotters, Philadelphia Warriors and 76ers, and Los Angeles Lakers, 1958-73. A dominant center, he set records for both rebounding and scoring; scored 100 points in one game, 1962. Most Valuable Player four times. Member, Basketball Hall of Fame.
 
Erected 2000 by Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission.
 
Location. 39° 58.858′ N, 75° 14.36′ W. Marker is in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia County. Marker is at the intersection of North 59th Street and West Oxford Street on North 59th Street. Touch for map. In front of Overbrook High School. Marker is in this post office area: Philadelphia PA 19151, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Crystal Bird Fauset (approx. 1.3 miles away); African American Baseball in Philadelphia (approx. 1.4 miles away); Rev. Isaac Leeser (approx. 1.5 miles away); Stephen Smith (approx. 1.6 miles away); Philadelphia & Columbia Railroad
Wilt Chamberlain (1936-1999) Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, March 24, 2015
2. Wilt Chamberlain (1936-1999) Marker
(approx. 1.6 miles away); First African Presbyterian Church (approx. 1.7 miles away); Laura Wheeler Waring (approx. 1.9 miles away); Paul Robeson (approx. 1.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Philadelphia.
 
Categories. African AmericansSports
 
Wilt Chamberlain attended Overbrook High School image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, March 24, 2015
3. Wilt Chamberlain attended Overbrook High School
Overbrook High School image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, March 24, 2015
4. Overbrook High School
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 30, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 261 times since then and 47 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on March 30, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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