Friday, January 21, 2011
Lake County's Gridiron History
I'm on the fence about this Sunday's big game between the Chicago Bears and Greenbay Packers. Actually, on the fence. I live on the Illinois Stateline, and Wisconsin is across the street.
To keep things nice and neutral, I thought I'd share some football images from the Lake County History Archives.
Lake Forest College football team, circa 1899. LCDM
"Illinois Foot Ball Eleven - 1899" LCDM
"6th Corps Area Championship Game, November 29, 1925" Fort Sheridan - 41, Jefferson Barracks - 0 LCDM 92.24.566
A great view of the sidelines at the Fort Sheridan game, 1925. LCDM 92.24.560
Deerfield High School football schedule for 1932. LCDM 2007.17.61
Women's Army Corps member, Technician 5th Grade, Mary Boyd, with part of the Fort Sheridan football team, 1944. LCDM 92.24.1884
Lake County Rifles, circa 1965. Bob Amann is seated front row far right. LCDM 2010.28.202
Bob Amann, a lifelong Lake County resident and newspaperman, co-founded the Lake County Rifles, a semi-professional Central States Football League that played from 1965 to 1972. Thanks to a generous donation by Amann's children, the museum now has an extensive collection of Lake County Rifles photographs, programs, newsclippings, trophies, and memorabilia.
You may have seen the Rifles play at Weiss Field in Waukegan or Carmel High School in Mundelein. Rifles' program, 1973. LCDM 2010.28.14