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Milwaukee in Milwaukee County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

George Poage

1880-1962

 
 
George Poage Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devon Polzar, July 10, 2016
1. George Poage Marker
Inscription. Graduate of the University of Wisconsin (1903). First black athlete to compete in the Olympic Games. First black athlete to medal in the Olympics, 1904 Olympic bronze medallist (200- and 400-meter hurdles). La Crosse native. Inducted - 1998
 
Erected 1998.
 
Location. 43° 2.517′ N, 87° 54.967′ W. Marker is in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, in Milwaukee County. Marker is on North 4th Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Milwaukee WI 53203, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Connie Carpenter (Phinney) (here, next to this marker); Andy North (here, next to this marker); Lee Kemp (here, next to this marker); Judith Sweet (here, next to this marker); John Powless (here, next to this marker); Earl L. "Curly" Lambeau (here, next to this marker); Edward P. "Ned" Allis (here, next to this marker); Mike Webster (here, next to this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Milwaukee.
 
More about this marker. The Marker is part of the Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame which is located on the east side of the UW-Panther Arena along North 4th Street.
 
Categories. Sports
 
Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame image. Click for full size.
By Devon Polzar, July 10, 2016
2. Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame
Wisconsin Athletic Walk of Fame Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Devon Polzar, July 10, 2016
3. Wisconsin Athletic Walk of Fame Plaque
UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena image. Click for full size.
By Devon Polzar, July 10, 2016
4. UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 13, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 12, 2016, by Devon Polzar of Port Washington, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 148 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 12, 2016, by Devon Polzar of Port Washington, Wisconsin. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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