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Columbus in Lowndes County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

Walter “Red” Barber

 
 
Walter "Red" Barber Marker image. Click for full size.
By Davis Darryl Hartness, February 23, 2008
1. Walter "Red" Barber Marker
Inscription. A native of Columbus, Walter Lanier "Red" Barber (1908-1992) as a boy lived on North 4th Avenue. He began a storied career in radio broadcasting in 1934 after receiving a job offer from the Cincinnati Reds. Barber was the voice of the Cincinnati Reds(1934-1938), Brooklyn Dodgers(1939-1953), and New York Yankees(1954-1966). He covered thirteen World Series and Jackie Robinson's first Major League game. Barber was inducted into the Radio Hall of Fame in 1995.
 
Erected 2007 by Mississippi Department of Archives and History.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Mississippi State Historical Marker Program marker series.
 
Location. 33° 29.945′ N, 88° 25.44′ W. Marker is in Columbus, Mississippi, in Lowndes County. Marker is at the intersection of Military Road and Fourth Avenue North, in the median on Military Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Columbus MS 39705, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. James T. Harrison Home (within shouting distance of this marker); Joshua Lawrence Meador (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); S.D. Lee Home (approx. 0.2 miles away);
Walter "Red" Barber Intersection image. Click for full size.
By Davis Darryl Hartness, July 2, 2008
2. Walter "Red" Barber Intersection
First Baptist Church of Columbus (approx. 0.2 miles away); First Christian Church (approx. mile away); Franklin Academy (approx. 0.3 miles away); Friendship Cemetery (approx. 0.3 miles away); First Methodist Church (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Columbus.
 
Categories. Sports
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 29, 2008, by Davis Darryl Hartness of Columbus, Mississippi. This page has been viewed 1,365 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on June 29, 2008, by Davis Darryl Hartness of Columbus, Mississippi.   2. submitted on July 2, 2008, by Davis Darryl Hartness of Columbus, Mississippi. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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