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1971 T.C. Williams High School Football Team Honor Oak

Willow Oak

 

Quercus phellos

 
1971 T.C. Williams High School Football Team Honor Oak Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 6, 2016
1. 1971 T.C. Williams High School Football Team Honor Oak Marker
Inscription.

In honor of the 1971 T.C. Williams High School state championship football team that held its preseason camp at Gettysburg College in the summer of 1971. It was here that members of the newly integrated high school in Alexandria, VA, formed the bonds between teammates that carried them to an undefeated season, later immortalized in the major motion picture, Remember The Titans.
Dedicated April 14, 2012

 
Erected 2012.
 
Location. 39° 50.215′ N, 77° 14.254′ W. Marker is in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on Lincoln Avenue 0.1 miles west of College Avenue, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker and tree are just east of the Bream Wright Hauser Athletic Complex, on the Gettysburg College campus. Marker is in this post office area: Gettysburg PA 17325, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A Historic Year (within shouting distance of this marker); The History of Gettysburg College (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Gettysburg College Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); The College Hospital (approx.
1971 T.C. Williams High School Football Team Honor Oak and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 6, 2016
2. 1971 T.C. Williams High School Football Team Honor Oak and Marker
0.2 miles away); The Battle Arrives (approx. 0.2 miles away); U.S.A. Signal Station (approx. 0.2 miles away); 157th Regiment New York Volunteers (approx. 0.2 miles away); Gettysburg Battlefield Preservation Association (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gettysburg.
 
Also see . . .
1. 1971 Original Titans History. (Submitted on July 28, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. "Remembering the Titans," at Boundary Stones, WETA's Local History Blog (2013). (Submitted on July 28, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Remember the Titans (2000 film) at IMDb. (Submitted on July 28, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
4. Underdogs: T.C. Williams High School, Sports Illustrated Bio on YouTube. (Submitted on July 28, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on July 28, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 28, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 169 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 28, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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