Pine Village Football

Pine Village Football (HM5EC)

Location: Pine Village, IN 47975 Warren County
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N 40° 26.943', W 87° 15.266'

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Local team was important Indiana precursor to modern professional football organizations. Clinton Beckett introduced football to Pine Village High School 1898. Town and high school teams played on bottomland, northwest of here, starting local football tradition. Town team, the Villagers, managed by C. J. Shackleton and later by Clair Rhode.

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Team became "professional" 1915, claiming state and regional Championships. Jim Thorpe, All-American, played for Villagers in 1915 Thanksgiving Day game against Purdue All-Stars; Villagers won 29 to 0. Team was a founder of Indiana Football League 1917. Following World War I, the Villagers played intermittently until 1927.
HM NumberHM5EC
Series This marker is part of the Indiana: Indiana State Historical Bureau Markers series
Marker Number86.2002.1
Year Placed2002
Placed ByIndiana Historical Bureau, Pine Village Town Board, Businessmen, and Lions Club
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, October 24th, 2014 at 7:40pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 478424 N 4477630
Decimal Degrees40.44905000, -87.25443333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 26.943', W 87° 15.266'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 26' 56.58" N, 87° 15' 15.96" W
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Area Code(s)765
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 203-207 IN-55, Pine Village IN 47975, US
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