Great Lakes Athletics

Great Lakes Athletics (HMPDG)

Location: North Chicago, IL 60088 Lake County
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Country: United States of America
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N 42° 18.706', W 87° 50.409'

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Throughout WWI and WWII, athletic opportunities for recruits included swimming, basketball, hockey, water polo, boxing, wrestling and track and field. But, it was in football that Great Lakes achieved national prominence. Among the thousands of recruits streaming through the gates were players from Notre Dame, Northwestern, Iowa, Washington, Detroit, Ohio State and a host of others. One of the players who would achieve fame in professional football was George Halas ("Papa Bear" of the Chicago Bears). The 1918 undefeated season culminated in Pasadena, California in the [1919] Rose Bowl where Great Lakes defeated the Mare Island Marines, 17-0. During WWII, the Great Lakes Bluejackets twice defeated Notre Dame in football and the baseball team competed well against professional teams.
Placed ByNaval Station Great Lakes
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Date Added Wednesday, September 17th, 2014 at 2:56pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 430761 N 4684734
Decimal Degrees42.31176667, -87.84015000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 18.706', W 87° 50.409'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 18' 42.36" N, 87° 50' 24.54" W
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Area Code(s)847
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1-25 Farragut Ave, North Chicago IL 60088, US
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