Dr. James Naismith

Dr. James Naismith (HM1YQZ)

Location: Mississippi Mills, Ontario K0A 1A0 Lanark County
Country: Canada
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N 45° 14.503', W 76° 13.916'

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This is the boyhood home of James Naismith, the inventor of basketball. Born in a house which formerly stood on this lot, he entered McGill University in 1883 where he was active in athletics. In 1890 Naismith graduated in theology from Presbyterian College, Montréal, and subsequently enrolled in the International Y.M.C.A. training school (now Springfield College) in Massachusetts. There was a need for a competitive team sport that could be played indoors during the winter months, and, there, in December 1891, Naismith devised a game, played under thirteen basic rules, with a ball and two round baskets. He directed physical education at the University of Kansas for thirty-six years and died at Lawrence, Kansas.
Placed ByArchaeological and Historic Sites Board of Ontario
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Date Added Tuesday, June 6th, 2017 at 5:01am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 403313 N 5010540
Decimal Degrees45.24171667, -76.23193333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 45° 14.503', W 76° 13.916'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds45° 14' 30.18" N, 76° 13' 54.96" W
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Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 5034 Lanark County Rd 29, Mississippi Mills Ontario K0A 1A0, CA
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