“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Historic Woodstock 5K Start Marker image, Touch for more information
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, February 26, 2023
Historic Woodstock 5K Start Marker
1 Alabama, Calhoun County, Anniston — Historic Woodstock 5K Start
This sign marks the start line of the Woodstock 5K, one of the oldest continuous footraces in the southeast. First held in 1980, the race takes place the first Saturday in August each year and rollercoasters through the historic neighborhoods . . . Map (db m217680) HM
2 Alabama, Calhoun County, Anniston — Tyrus Raymond Cobb
In 1904, 18 year old Tyrus Raymond Cobb lived in a boarding house on this site while playing minor league baseball for the Anniston Steelers. From nearby Scarbrough Drug Store on Noble Street he wrote letters, using fictitious names, to sports . . . Map (db m106606) HM
3 Alabama, Calhoun County, Oxford — Muscogee (Creek) Nation — "Little Brother of War" — Choccolocco Park Interpretive Trail —
The ancestral traditions of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation are still practiced today. Among these is a game called “Little Brother of War" or "stickball”. The game is used to settle disagreements, to toughen warriors and sometimes for . . . Map (db m144938) HM
4 Alabama, Chambers County, La Fayette — Joe Louis — (Barrow)
World Heavyweight Champion 1937-1949 Born May 13,1914 Chamber County, Alabama Died April 12,1981 Buried Arlington National Cemetery Arlington, Virginia "The Brown Bomber"
"Joe Louis is a credit to his Race… The . . . Map (db m197976)
5 Alabama, Cherokee County, Gaylesville — Arthur "Tarzan" White
Born in Lockhart, Alabama in 1915, Tarzan played alongside Bear Bryant on the University of Alabama's 1934 National Championship Team and was honored as an All-American in 1936. He went on to play for the New York Giants, winning a NFL Championship . . . Map (db m115273) HM
6 Alabama, Clarke County, Bashi — Choctaw Corner
Established by Choctaw and Creek Indians about 1808 as the northern limit of boundary line between their lands. This line begins at the cut-off in South Clarke County, follows the watershed between Alabama and Tombigbee Rivers without crossing . . . Map (db m83271) HM
7 Alabama, Clay County, Ashland — Ashland, Alabama
Side 1 Clay County was formed by an act of the Alabama General Assembly on December 7, 1866. Less than a year later, Ashland was established as the county seat on land donated by Hollingsworth Watts for the construction of a . . . Map (db m95087) HM
8 Alabama, Dallas County, Selma — Memorial Stadium — Selma Alabama
Erected and dedicated to the memory of those of Dallas County who fought and died in two world wars that we may retain our great heritage of freedom, justice and democracy World War I April 6, 1917–November 11, 1918 . . . Map (db m82029) WM
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9 Alabama, DeKalb County, Geraldine — Town of Geraldine: Home of the Bulldogs
(front) No one knows for sure how Geraldine got its name. Some say it was named for a lovely Indian maiden. The first official record was on September 5, 1882 when Mr. William A. Johnson applied for the location of a new post office. The . . . Map (db m79905) HM
10 Alabama, Escambia County, Atmore — Escambia County Training School
In 1920, a wooden building was constructed as the Atmore Colored School and operated until 1925. In 1926, a new wood and a brick building was erected with assistance from Rosenwald School fund and it was renamed the Escambia County Training School. . . . Map (db m100835) HM
11 Alabama, Hale County, Moundville — A Perspective of Power — Moundville Archaeological Park
Imagine a clan chief 800 years ago standing exactly where you are. It's possible he would see something resembling this artist's rendering. Larger mounds, like this one, dotted the plaza's perimeter, serving as elevated platforms for . . . Map (db m144752) HM
12 Alabama, Houston County, Dothan — Johnny Mack Brown
Johnny Mack Brown, an outstanding athlete and western movie star, was born in Dothan on September 1, 1904. Johnny Mack was one of nine children born to John Henry and Hattie McGillivray Brown. The Brown family home was located on South Saint Andrews . . . Map (db m83783) HM
13 Alabama, Jefferson County, Birmingham — Lane Park
In 1822 William Pullen, Revolutionary War veteran, acquired this land from the Federal Government for farming. In 1889 his heirs sold the land to the City of Birmingham for use as the New Southside Cemetery which operated from 1889 to 1909 with . . . Map (db m27096) HM
14 Alabama, Jefferson County, Birmingham — Rickwood Field
Built by local industrialist A. H. "Rick" Woodward, this park opened on August 18, 1910. It is the oldest surviving baseball park in America. Rickwood served as the home park for both the Birmingham Barons (until 1987) and the Birmingham Black . . . Map (db m22526) HM
15 Alabama, Jefferson County, Birmingham — Rickwood Field — Opening Day: August 18, 1910
Built by Birmingham industrialist A. H. “Rick” Woodward, Rickwood Field served as home to the Birmingham Barons and Birmingham Black Barons for most of the 20th century. Recognized as “America’s Oldest Baseball Park,” . . . Map (db m83837) HM
16 Alabama, Jefferson County, Birmingham — Roebuck Spring
In 1850 George James Roebuck and his wife Ann Hawkins Roebuck built a log cabin at the mouth of Roebuck Spring. His Influence and leadership led to the area around it to be known as Roebuck. In 1900 Alabama Boys Industrial School was located . . . Map (db m26688) HM
17 Alabama, Jefferson County, Birmingham — Roebuck Springs Historic District
Roebuck Springs was the first large residential suburb in Birmingham where planning and development were tied to the automobile, and the first community in the city associated with a golf course development. The 1910 land plan was designed to . . . Map (db m26684) HM
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18 Alabama, Jefferson County, Birmingham — Site of the First Alabama - Auburn Football Game
The first Alabama - Auburn football game was played on this site, formerly known as the Base Ball Park, on February 22, 1893. The Agricultural and Mechanical College's "Orange and Blue" met the University of Alabama's "Tuskaloosa" squad before a . . . Map (db m23500) HM
19 Alabama, Jefferson County, Cardiff — Town of Cardiff
The town of Cardiff, Alabama has a long, rich history. Situated along the winding picturesque banks of Five Mile Creek, the area of present-day Cardiff was originally settled in the 1830s by the Crocker family. According to historian Martha . . . Map (db m153234) HM
20 Alabama, Jefferson County, Homewood — Edgewood Lake (Drained 1940's) Birmingham Motor & Country Club / Edgewood Country Club — (Demolished 1930's)
The developers of the Town of Edgewood, Stephen Smith and Troupe Brazelton, built the beautiful 117.4 acre lake and clubhouse in 1913-15. Amenities included a swimming pool, dance pavilion, fishing, boating and parking for hundreds of automobiles. . . . Map (db m26963) HM
21 Alabama, Jefferson County, Hueytown — Hueytown and the Alabama Gang
During the early 1800s, members of the Huey family took pioneering steps toward establishing the community that would eventually become the City of Hueytown. On May 6, 1960. Hueytown was officially incorporated under a Mayor/Council form of . . . Map (db m212934) HM
22 Alabama, Lauderdale County, Florence — Florence Little League Baseball (1951) — Coach Presley Robbins Field (1972)
Plans for the Florence Little League Baseball program for youth in ages ranging from eight to twelve years were completed in April 1951. These plans and the layout of this playing field were in accord with those developed by America's first Little . . . Map (db m83969) HM
23 Alabama, Lauderdale County, Florence — Harlon Hill — City of Florence Walk of Honor
The NFL Rookie of the Year (1954) and MVP (1955), Harlon Hill starred with the Chicago Bears. The Harlon Hill Trophy is presented annually to the NCAA Division II Football Player of the Year.Map (db m219314) HM
24 Alabama, Lauderdale County, Florence — James Jackson — City of Florence Walk of Honor
Often referred to as the most successful breeder of thoroughbred horses in America, James Jackson imported Glencoe and Leviathan to the U.S. in the early 1800's, leaving a permanent imprint on both the breed and American racing history.Map (db m219334) HM
25 Alabama, Lauderdale County, Florence — Lin Dunn — City of Florence Walk of Honor
Serving as head coach in women's collegiate basketball, 1970-1996, Lin Dunn became a 17-year coach in the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA) and was inducted into the WNBA Hall of Fame in 2014. Inducted 2018 City of . . . Map (db m219309) HM
26 Alabama, Lauderdale County, Florence — Stewart Ernest Cink — City of Florence Walk of Honor
Winner of both national and international golfing championships, in 2009 Stewart Clink became the first native Alabamian to claim the coveted claret jug as the champion of the British Open in Turnberry, Scotland.Map (db m219306) HM
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27 Alabama, Lauderdale County, Florence — The University of North Alabama — Football Program National NCAA Division II — Championship Titles (1993~1994~1995) —
The University of North Alabama became the first school in the history of NCAA scholarship football to win three consecutive national championships (1993, 1994, and 1995). Under Coach Bobby Wallace, UNA posted a 41~1 record over the same three ~ . . . Map (db m32765) HM
28 Alabama, Lauderdale County, Florence, East Florence — Robert Hue ("Bobby") Wallace — City of Florence Walk of Honor
As the Head Coach for the football team at the University of North Alabama, Robert Hue ("Bobby") Wallace's team earned three consecutive Division II National Championships (1993-1995), and he was named Division II Coach of the Year three . . . Map (db m219300) HM
29 Alabama, Lawrence County, Courtland — American Legion - Post 58
On April 20, 1934, a temporary charter was issued for Gen. Joe Wheeler Post 58, Courtland, Alabama. On November 12, 1946, a permanent charter was granted and the name changed to Wiley Horton Post 58 in honor of the deceased son of State . . . Map (db m84303) HM
30 Alabama, Lawrence County, Oakville — James Cleveland "Jesse" Owens
Born near this site 12 September 1913 to Henry Cleveland and Emma (Fitzgerald) Owens, who were sharecroppers and the offspring of freed slaves, Jesse was destined to attain immortality in the 1936 Olympic Games at Berlin, Germany. Although he moved . . . Map (db m80969) HM
31 Alabama, Lawrence County, Oakville — Jesse Cleveland Owens — 1913-1980
Jesse Owens track career started in high school when one day in gym class, the students were timed in the 60-yard dash. Coach Charlie Riley saw the raw, yet natural talent that young Jesse had and immediately invited him to run for the track team. . . . Map (db m80943) HM
32 Alabama, Lawrence County, Oakville — Jesse Owens — All Time Track Great — 1913 - 1980 —
He inspired a world enslaved in tyranny and brought hope to his fellow man... from the cottonfields of Oakville to the acclaim of the entire world. He made us all proud to be called Lawrence Countians. Dedicated October, 1983 . . . Map (db m180484) HM
33 Alabama, Lee County, Auburn — Max Adams Morris / Max Adams Morris Drill Field
(Side 1) Max Adams Morris Max Adams Morris b. December 7, 1918, of Blountsville, Alabama, entered Alabama Polytechnic Institute (API) in 1938, was a varsity football player and became a member of "A" club, Scabbard & Blade, and . . . Map (db m85166) HM
34 Alabama, Madison County, Huntsville — Dallas (Optimist) Park / (Dallas) Optimist Park
Dallas (Optimist) Park 1928-1949 Built in 1928, Dallas Park served as the baseball field for the Dallas Mill teams coached by H.E. "Hub” Myhand, who came to Huntsville in 1927 as physical director for Dallas Manufacturing Co. Until the . . . Map (db m154279) HM
35 Alabama, Madison County, Huntsville — Goldsmith-Schiffman Field
On January 25, 1934, Oscar Goldsmith, Lawrence B. Goldsmith, Annie Schiffman Goldsmith, Robert L. Schiffman, and Strauss Schiffman gave this property to the City of Huntsville for an athletic field. The gift was in memory of Betty Bernstein . . . Map (db m130148) HM
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36 Alabama, Montgomery County, Montgomery — Made in Alabama / Space Race
Made in Alabama Alabama has contributed to the nation's arts and entertainment life since statehood. In the mid-twentieth century, it shaped American culture in profound ways. In a career launched from Montgomery radio and . . . Map (db m182641) HM
37 Alabama, Montgomery County, Montgomery, Centennial Hill — Swayne College / Booker T. Washington School
Swayne CollegeNamed for Union General and Freemen’s Bureau Agent Wager Swayne, Swayne College was dedicated 21 April 1869. The Bureau appropriated $10,000 for the building and the local black community purchased 3.5 acres for the site. Future . . . Map (db m28171) HM
38 Alabama, Morgan County, Danville — Dave Albritton — 1936 Olympic Silver Medalist / Morgan County Track & Field Legend
1936 Olympic Silver Medalist Morgan County native David Donald Albritton competed at the XI Olympics in Berlin, Germany and became the first Alabama native to win an Olympic track and field medal. During Olympic Trials on July 11, 1936 at . . . Map (db m160716) HM
39 Alabama, Morgan County, Decatur — Site of Benson Field — Decatur’s Football Stadium 1931 - 47
Named in honor of W. W. “Barney” Benson, Supt. Ed. 1927 - 38 H. L. “Shorty” Ogle, Coach 1934 - 64 Aubrey Fuller, Asst. Coach 1929 - 58 The “T” formation was introduced to Alabama here in 1941 On . . . Map (db m28268) HM
40 Alabama, Morgan County, Decatur — To Commemorate the Passage of The Olympic Torch — June 29, 1996
Guarding the Flame of the Centennial Olympic Games These heroes carried the sacred flame the symbol of World Peace, Friendship and Unity. Lane Barnes, William Debuty, Charles Friedrich, Jeremy Gaertner, Kevin Hall, Jordan Hardick, Katie . . . Map (db m106095) HM
41 Alabama, Morgan County, Somerville — Union Hill School
Home of Morgan County's First State Basketball Champions, 1950 This team won County, District and State Championships compiling a season record of 38-1 Team Members James “Bobo” Bowling, Mel Bowling, Melvin Compton, . . . Map (db m160646) HM
42 Alabama, Pike County, Troy — Green Davis Tailgate Terrace
“Tailgating" on the Troy campus was initiated during the 1990’s through the example and leadership of Green Davis. In 1993 the area outside of Memorial Stadium was named in honor of Green Davis for his enduring efforts to boost Trojan . . . Map (db m38929) HM
43 Alabama, Pike County, Troy — Riddle-Pace Field
Originally constructed as the home field for the university’s football and baseball teams. Pace Field, home of the Troy Trojans and the Troy baseball team in the late 1930s and 1940s, stood at the location of the current Riddle - Pace Field. It is . . . Map (db m38935) HM
44 Alabama, Russell County, Fort Mitchell — Indian Ball Ground
The most popular game among the Indians of this region was "stick ball." This field has been constructed so that the game may be enjoyed again in the Chattahoochee Valley where it was played for hundreds of years. Sometimes known as "little brother . . . Map (db m26020) HM
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45 Alabama, Shelby County, Pelham — Pelham, Alabama / Ballantrae Golf Course
Side 1 Pelham, Alabama Pelham, located in Shelby County, Alabama, acquired its name in approximately 1867. It was named for “Gallant Pelham” who fought in the Confederate Army and was killed in action at Kelly’s Ford, . . . Map (db m76260) HM
46 Alabama, Tuscaloosa County, Tuscaloosa — Site of Queen City Park Softball Field — 1936-1967
Built on this site in 1936, Queen City Park Softball Field served as the cornerstone for the first successful community effort to promote the organized play of amateur softball in Tuscaloosa County. Its construction followed nationwide efforts to . . . Map (db m28788) HM
47 Alabama, Tuscaloosa County, Tuscaloosa — The Jemison Home
Built by Robert Jemison Jr. Completed 1862, the 26 room Italian Villa style mansion is distinguished by its octagonal cupola and delicate carved fretwork. Jemison, a member of Alabama Legislature for 20 years (1840-63), 1861 Secession Convention (he . . . Map (db m35321) HM
48 Alaska, Ketchikan Gateway Borough, Ketchikan — Spirit & Sparks — Ketchikan on the Fourth
E pluribus funum Independence Day was a bang-up community affair in early-day Ketchikan. In the midst of busy summertime, the Stars and Stripes provided a common denominator for diverse frontier folk. July Fourth inspired considerable . . . Map (db m181996) HM
49 Alaska, Matanuska-Susitna Borough, Wasilla — Balto — Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race
Dedicated to the indomitable spirit of the sled dogs of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. “The Last Great Race on Earth” Endurance • Fidelity • Intelligence Dedicated the first Saturday of March, 2012 Historic replica of . . . Map (db m80411) HM
50 Alaska, Matanuska-Susitna Borough, Wasilla — Father of the Iditarod — Joe Redington, Sr. — Iditarod Trail Race Headquarters —
Joe Redington, Sr. Born in Oklahoma, February 1, 1917 • Died in Alaska, June 24, 1999 Joe was an accomplished man; homesteader, big-game guide, bush pilot, commercial fisherman, boat builder, fish-plant manager, and mountain . . . Map (db m80410) HM
51 Alaska, Matanuska-Susitna Borough, Wasilla — Iditarod Cabin — In loving memory of Dean H. Christopherson
In loving memory of Dean H. Christopherson 1916-1992 Made possible by a generous contribution from Mrs. Elaine G. Christopherson in memory of her husband The cabin is similar to the cabin at Rohn the eighth checkpoint on the . . . Map (db m80413) HM
52 Arizona, Cochise County, Bisbee — The Warren Ball Park
Originally constructed of wood in 1908, the Warren Ball Park is the oldest in the state of Arizona and stands as testimony to Bisbee's rich heritage. The Warren Company, a subsidiary of the Calumet & Arizona and Pittsburgh & Superior Mining . . . Map (db m48573) HM
53 Arizona, Coconino County, Flagstaff — The Historic Basque Handball Court
Historic Basque handball court (cancha) built in 1926 by Jesus Garcia, a Spaniard who migrated to Flagstaff in 1912. He owned and operated the adjacent Tourist Home. The Basque would reportedly herd sheep, drink, chase women, or play their beloved . . . Map (db m59498) HM
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54 Arizona, Coconino County, Wupatki National Monument — The Ballcourt — A Mexican Idea at Wupatki
Ballcourts were common in southern Arizona from A.D. 750 to 1200, but relatively rare here in the northern part of the state. This suggests that the people of Wupatki intermingled with their southern Arizona neighbors - the Hohokam - who may have . . . Map (db m41696) HM
55 Arizona, Maricopa County, Scottsdale, South Scottsdale — Herbert "Herb" R. Drinkwater — 28 August 1936 28 December 1997
Scottsdale City Councilman 1970-1978 Mayor of Scottsdale 1980-1996 "Serving the citizens of Scottsdale is the greatest job in the world." Herb Drinkwater "Mr. Scottsdale," Mayor Herb Drinkwater, served the citizens of Scottsdale . . . Map (db m141342) HM
56 Arizona, Maricopa County, Tempe — Site of Goodwin Stadium 1936-1978
Site of Goodwin Stadium Named for Garfield Goodwin, past mayor of Tempe, member of the Arizona State Teachers College Board of Education and reciever for the 1899 Tempe "Normals" football squad. The Normals defeated the University of Arizona at . . . Map (db m156169) HM
57 Arizona, Maricopa County, Wickenburg — Everett Bowman — All-Around Champion Cowboy of the World — Years 1935 & 1937 —
b. July 12, 1899 Hope, NM d. October 25, 1971 Wickenburg, AZ Known as the cowboy's cowboy Admired and revered by townsfolk Father and organizer of Turtle Association 1936 which became the Professional Rodeo Cowboy Association 1937 Owned . . . Map (db m29473) HM
58 Arizona, Pima County, Tucson — AQHHMP #2 — Hacienda Moltacqua — American Quarter Horse Historical Marker
The first World's Championship Quarter Horse Speed Trials were held just north of this site in 1941 at the newly-constructed Hacienda Moltacqua Racetrack. Bob Locke, owner of the track, was a member of the Southern Arizona Horse Breeders . . . Map (db m40473) HM
59 Arizona, Pinal County, Florence — Bear Down
Near this site on the evening of October 3, 1926, John "Button" Salmon, student body president and quarterback of the University of Arizona football team, was critically injured in a car accident while returning from a weekend in Phoenix with two . . . Map (db m26664) HM
60 Arizona, Santa Cruz County, Sonoita — AQHHMP #27 — Sonoita Quarter Horse Show and Races — American Quarter Horse Historical Marker
Seeing whose horse was fastest or who had the best working ranch horse was a natural form of competition for early settlers in Arizona cattle country. So began the race and show tradition at Sonoita. The Sonoita Quarter Horse Show began at the Santa . . . Map (db m46881) HM
61 Arizona, Yavapai County, Prescott — City Park and Ballfield
Since 1908, the area of Prescott now known as Ken Lindley Field has been used as a public park and ballfield. The land was deeded to the City of Prescott by Charles T. and Ada M. Joslin in 1922. As Mrs. Joslin requested, the City later . . . Map (db m21161) HM
62 Arkansas, Crittenden County, Marion — Marion School Auditorium-Gynamnasium — Erected 1938 — Courthouse Square Walking Trail —
When classrooms were carved out of the second floor auditorium space in the first high school. Marion students and the entire community used a tabernacle built in 1924 on the south side of the high school for events requiring an auditorium. When the . . . Map (db m116777) HM
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63 Arkansas, Garland County, Hot Springs — Al Simmons — Hot Springs Historic Baseball Trail —
When illness threatened to end his Hall of Fame career prematurely in 1928, Al Simmons came to Hot Springs to take the baths and hike in the mountain trails. The visit worked wonders, and, encouraged by legendary Athletics' manager Connie Mack, . . . Map (db m167399) HM
64 Arkansas, Garland County, Hot Springs — Babe Ruth — Hot Springs Historic Baseball Trail —
Ruth trained here nine times and became a very familiar face around Hot Springs. He hiked the mountains, took the baths, played golf, patronized the casinos, and visited the racetrack. On March 17, 1918 (St. Patrick's Day), he launched a . . . Map (db m102588) HM
65 Arkansas, Garland County, Hot Springs — Babe Ruth Changed Baseball Forever — March 17, 1918 — Hot Springs, Arkansas —
A towering shot traveled from home plate at Whittington Park into the second alligator pond at the Arkansas Alligator Farm and Petting Zoo. The distance was 573 feet.Map (db m116082) HM
66 Arkansas, Garland County, Hot Springs — Baseball in Hot Springs — Hot Springs Central Avenue Historic District —
The Boston Red Sox was one of several Major League Baseball teams who held spring practice in Hot Springs. The city also had its own professional team, the Hot Springs Bathers.Map (db m211199) HM
67 Arkansas, Garland County, Hot Springs — Bathhouse Row — Hot Springs Historic Baseball Trail —
The health benefits of “taking the baths” were a primary reason for baseball coming to Hot Springs. The players tended to drink heavily, and believed the hot bath regimen could “boil out” the impurities in their system. The Buckstaff, still . . . Map (db m211193) HM
68 Arkansas, Garland County, Hot Springs — Bill Dickey — Hot Springs Historic Baseball Trail —
Discovered while playing in Hot Springs, Arkansan Bill Dickey joined the New York Yankees in 1928. Batting .313 and slugging 202 home runs during his Hall of Fame career, he was best known for his rocket arm, fierce competitiveness, and cerebral . . . Map (db m116080) HM
69 Arkansas, Garland County, Hot Springs — Buck Ewing — Hot Springs Historic Baseball Trail —
Many baseball historians regard Ewing as the greatest all-around 19th century player. He came to the Army-Navy Hospital in Hot Springs in 1892, seeking medical advice for his sore throwing arm. On March 19th, after successful treatment, he hit a . . . Map (db m102685) HM
70 Arkansas, Garland County, Hot Springs — Dizzy and Daffy Dean — Hot Springs Historic Baseball Trail —
Jay and Paul Dean, born in Arkansas, became the most famous brother duo in baseball history. As pitchers for the St. Louis Cardinals in 1934, they won a combined 49 games to lead the Cards to victory in the World Series. From 1932-1937, the . . . Map (db m170416) HM
71 Arkansas, Garland County, Hot Springs — Fogel Field — Hot Springs Historic Baseball Trail —
This field, also known as Fordyce Field, was constructed in 1912 by the Hot Springs Park Company to meet the demand of over 250 major leaguers training in Hot Springs. Philadelphia Phillies’ owner, Horace Fogel, leased the field for his team. The . . . Map (db m189752) HM
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72 Arkansas, Garland County, Hot Springs — Hank Aaron — Hot Springs Historic Baseball Trail —
At this field on October 1, 1952, 18-year old Hank Aaron and the Indianapolis Clowns played in one of 12 games of the Negro League World Series against the Birmingham Black Barons. During this series, Aaron batted .402 and slugged five home . . . Map (db m200757) HM
73 Arkansas, Garland County, Hot Springs — Happy Hollow — Hot Springs Historic Baseball Trail —
Other than the hot baths, hiking the mountain trails was the biggest reason for baseball players to train in Hot Springs. Much of the legendary stamina of pitching legends Cy Young, Walter Johnson, Babe Ruth, and Lefty Grove was forged by hiking the . . . Map (db m190715) HM
74 Arkansas, Garland County, Hot Springs — Honus Wagner — Hot Springs Historic Baseball Trail —
No player left a bigger legacy in Hot Springs than "the Flying Dutchman.” He enjoyed the baths and all the activities Hot Springs had to offer, he also participated in civic functions and coached the high school basketball team. Honus played in . . . Map (db m130003) HM
75 Arkansas, Garland County, Hot Springs — Horse Racing in Hot Springs — Hot Springs Central Avenue Historic District —
Horse racing had its origins in the early history of Hot Springs. Farm boys brought their horses into the small settlement to race them prior to the Civil War. Formal racing began in the 1890s. The Essex and Oaklawn tracks began operations in . . . Map (db m211177) HM
76 Arkansas, Garland County, Hot Springs — Hot Action in Hot Springs — Hot Springs Central Avenue Historic District —
Gambling flourished in Hot Springs for decades prior to 1967. During this time, one of the most popular establishments for gambling activity was the Southern Club, formerly located at 250 Central Avenue.Map (db m211121) HM
77 Arkansas, Garland County, Hot Springs — Hot Springs Country Club — Hot Springs Historic Baseball Trail —
Although the original clubhouse was replaced long ago, the golf course is essentially the same as when it was founded in 1898. Dozens of Baseball Hall of Fame members have played these links, including such icons as Honus Wagner and Walter . . . Map (db m200740) HM
78 Arkansas, Garland County, Hot Springs — Hot Springs: The Birthplace of Spring Baseball
Hot Spring's reputation as a health and recreation resort attracting the rich and famous was certainly true in the late 1800's and well into the 20th century. The city had fine hotels, lively nightclubs, a beautiful mountain setting, and the famous . . . Map (db m102952) HM
79 Arkansas, Garland County, Hot Springs — Hot Springs: The Birthplace of Spring Baseball
Hot Springs' reputation as a health and recreation resort attracting the rich and famous was certainly true in the late 1800's and well into the 20th century. The city had fine hotels, lively nightclubs, a beautiful mountain setting, and the famous . . . Map (db m190718) HM
80 Arkansas, Garland County, Hot Springs — Jackie Robinson — Hot Springs Historic Baseball Trail —
One of the most important events in Hot Springs history occurred where you are standing. On October 22, 1953, the legendary Jackie Robinson played an exhibition game here at Jaycee Field with Gill Hodges, Luke Easter and other fellow big . . . Map (db m200747) HM
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81 Arkansas, Garland County, Hot Springs — Lefty Grove — Hot Springs Historic Baseball Trail —
From humble beginnings in Maryland's coal region, Robert "Lefty" Grove became baseball's greatest left-handed pitcher. Using his blazing fastball and fiery temperament, he won 300 Major League games (31 in 1931) and 108 International League games. . . . Map (db m167367) HM
82 Arkansas, Garland County, Hot Springs — Majestic Field — Hot Springs Historic Baseball Trail —
Built in 1909 as the Boston Red Sox training center, this field was also used by the Cincinnati Reds and Brooklyn Dodgers. In March 1918, during batting practice, Babe Ruth hit many home runs over the distant center field fence, predicting his . . . Map (db m200745) HM
83 Arkansas, Garland County, Hot Springs — Mel Ott — Hot Springs Historic Baseball Trail —
This Hall of Fame outfielder, tutored by "Mugsy" McGraw, played his entire career with the New York Giants, hitting 511 home runs. On his thirtieth birthday, March 2, 1939, in an intra-squad game here at Whittington Park, "Master Melvin" belted . . . Map (db m102764) HM
84 Arkansas, Garland County, Hot Springs — National Baptist Hotel — Hot Springs Historic Baseball Trail — Reported missing
Built in 1923 as the Woodmen of the Union Building, this hotel, bathhouse, and performance venue quickly became the center of African American culture in Hots Springs. It housed virtually every great Negro League player and entertainer who visited . . . Map (db m145649) HM
85 Arkansas, Garland County, Hot Springs — Oaklawn Park — Hot Springs Historic Baseball Trail —
Many of baseball's greatest players were fond of thoroughbred racing. Established in 1904, Oaklawn became a favorite destination for such baseball legends as John McGraw and Rogers Hornsby, who were particularly fond of "betting on the ponies." . . . Map (db m200738) HM
86 Arkansas, Garland County, Hot Springs — Ohio and Southern Clubs — Hot Springs Historic Baseball Trail —
Most Major League players of the early 20th century had few inhibitions and many enjoyed gambling during training trips to Hot Springs. Among the most popular casinos in the city were the Southern Club, built a few doors to the right in 1893, and . . . Map (db m102678) HM
87 Arkansas, Garland County, Hot Springs — Rogers Hornsby — Hot Springs Historic Baseball Trail —
At the conclusion of his historic Hall of Fame career, Rogers "The Rajah" Hornsby returned to Hot Springs to oversee the nationally recognized baseball school. Founded here in 1933 by Ray Doan, the school prospered for years, training . . . Map (db m200756) HM
88 Arkansas, Garland County, Hot Springs — Smoky Joe Wood — Hot Springs Historic Baseball Trail —
After training in Hot Springs in 1912, twenty-two-year-old Smoky Joe Wood compiled a 34-5 record and led the Boston Red Sox to a victory in the World Series. On March 28, 1913, Smoky pitched five scoreless innings at Whittington Park versus the . . . Map (db m102574) HM
89 Arkansas, Garland County, Hot Springs — Stan Musial — Hot Springs Historic Baseball Trail —
Legendary Hall of Fame Slugger Stan Musial often visited Hot Springs to prepare for one of his twenty-two stellar seasons in major league baseball. Stan would come with his St. Louis Cardinal teammates and owner August Busch to take the baths, and . . . Map (db m116048) HM
90 Arkansas, Garland County, Hot Springs — The Arlington Hotel — Hot Springs Historic Baseball Trail —
The old Arlington Hotel, located across the street on the Arlington Lawn, was the site of the infamous arrest of New York Giants manager John “Mugsy” McGraw. Apprehended by a U.S. Marshal for unlawful gambling when he was caught pitching silver . . . Map (db m211044) HM
91 Arkansas, Garland County, Hot Springs — The Eastman Hotel — Hot Springs Historic Baseball Trail —
Built in 1890, the elegant, 500-room Eastman Hotel was a hub for the baseball community in the early 20th century. Here Babe Ruth flipped a coin to settle his 1921 salary dispute with the Yankees. In 1925, Walter Johnson received a hero's . . . Map (db m211010) HM
92 Arkansas, Garland County, Hot Springs — The Majestic Hotel — Hot Springs Historic Baseball Trail —
Constructed in 1902 and expanded in 1926, the Majestic was a favorite destination for several Major League teams including the renowned Boston Red Sox. The Sox trained at Majestic Field on the south end of town. As part of their training they hiked . . . Map (db m211201) HM
93 Arkansas, Garland County, Hot Springs — Whittington Park — Hot Springs Historic Baseball Trail —
More baseball was played in the ballpark on this corner than anywhere else in Hot Springs. Built in 1894 and used until 1942. Whittington Park, later named Ben Johnson Field, was the epicenter of baseball in Hot Springs. A partial list of those who . . . Map (db m102604) HM
94 Arkansas, Randolph County, Pocahontas — Wear Kibler Schoonover — 1910-1982
Arkansas's first All-American in football was born in Pocahontas on this place, graduated from PHS and the U. of Arkansas at Fayetteville, accomplishing much both academically and in sports. Schoonover was also 2nd team All-American in . . . Map (db m180434) HM
95 Arkansas, Saline County, Benton — C.W. Lewis Stadium
C.S. Lewis Stadium Dedicated Sept. 21, 1934 Benton 19-Arkadelphia 0 Benton School Board Predisent (1868-1928) 1918-1928 Civic leader and Education Advocate.Map (db m131956) HM
96 Arkansas, Union County, Smackover — Clyde L. "Smackover" Scott — "The Smackover Kid"
Dedicated to an outstanding athlete who attained national recognition for his home town throughout a brilliant athletic career. Football All-American University of Arkansas -1948 United States Naval Academy 1945 United States . . . Map (db m121409) HM
97 Arkansas, Washington County, Fayetteville — The Razorbacks
Following a 16-0 victory over LSU in Memphis on Nov. 13, 1909, the University of Arkansas football team was greeted at the Fayetteville train station across the street by a crowd of fans and students. Arkansas was 5-0 after the win and would finish . . . Map (db m59912) HM
98 California, Alameda County, Alameda — ATK Baseball Field — 1916-1938
Alameda Taiku Kai (Alameda Athletic Club) During the years 1916-1938 this was the approximate location of home plate of the Alameda Japanese American ATK Baseball Field. Games were played on week-ends against other Japanese American and top . . . Map (db m145337) HM
99 California, Alameda County, Alameda — Tonarigumi — Alameda’s Historic Japantown
Becoming a Japantown A neighborhood planted, a community flourished With the growth of Japantown, the Tonarigumi, or cohesive neighborhood, began to take shape as Japanese immigrants settled in dwellings, cottages and Victorian flats, . . . Map (db m223699) HM
100 California, Alameda County, Alameda, Krusi Park — Krusi Park — Alameda, Ca.
Home of the 14 – 15 Year Old Babe Ruth World Series Campions 1985 Alameda Babe Ruth All-Stars Brian Cavalli • Andy Craig • Sam Flores • John French • Ryan Jensen • Ted Langowski • Steve Manzo • Eric Marshall • Mickey Mullen • Scott Rapposelli • . . . Map (db m220116) HM

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Jun. 10, 2023