Tommy Bartlett Historical

Tommy Bartlett Historical (HM1VNJ)

Location: Milwaukee, WI 53203 Milwaukee County
Country: United States of America

N 43° 2.517', W 87° 54.967'

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Is credited with building the Wisconsin Dells tourism industry and turning the sport of water skiing into art and entertainment. Bartlett began his career as a Milwaukee radio announcer at the age of 13 and later originated the first call-in, radio talk show in 1935 at KMOX in St. Louis. His broadcasting career included work for 10 radio stations and ABC, CBS and NBC TV networks. Bartlett turned his show business talent to the creation of water ski shows after seeing a performance of the sport at the Chicago Railroad Fair in 1949. In the early 1950s, Bartlett produced as many as four water ski shows simultaneously throughout the United States, Canada and the far east. The ski shows performed at four World's Fairs, were part of the President's Cultural Exchange Program and toured with the USO. In 1953, Wisconsin Dells became a permanent show site for the Tommy Bartlett Show and Bartlett became an icon, synonymous with water sport spectacles. Bartlett was inducted into the Water Ski Hall of Fame in 1993. Inducted - 2003
Year Placed2003
Placed ByPresented to the Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame by Mercury Marine, Wisconsin Water Ski Federation and the Wisconsin Dells Convention & Visitors Bureau
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Date Added Saturday, November 12th, 2016 at 9:04pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)31N E 166021 N 0
Decimal Degrees43.04195000, -87.91611667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 43° 2.517', W 87° 54.967'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds43° 2' 31.02" N, 87° 54' 58.02" W
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Area Code(s)414, 262
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 901-953 N 4th St, Milwaukee WI 53203, US
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