Glen Jean Athletic Club Historical

Glen Jean Athletic Club Historical (HM1VXR)

Location: Mount Hope, WV 25880 Fayette County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 55.644', W 81° 9.318'

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Directly across the street stood the Glen Jean Athletic Club. Alongside it was the ball bark. These, along with tennis and croquet courts, made Glen Jean a center for indoor and outdoor sports.

In New River's coal towns, baseball was a major part of social life. Fierce competition sometimes prompted coal companies to hire workers, or pay them more , because of athletic ability. Glen Jean teams played against other company-town teams. Glen Jean's ball park was considered a showplace, the best in Fayette County.

(Inscription next to the image on the right) William McKell poses (right) in 1923 with one of his teams. McKell promoted and financed local sports. He built Glen Jean's ballfield (below) and three others in nearby towns.

(Partial Image) Cincinnati Reds at Glen Jean, W. VA Thursday October 16th 1913.
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Date Added Saturday, November 26th, 2016 at 5:04pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 486351 N 4197771
Decimal Degrees37.92740000, -81.15530000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 55.644', W 81° 9.318'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 55' 38.64" N, 81° 9' 19.08" W
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Area Code(s)304
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 82 Co Rte 25/9, Mount Hope WV 25880, US
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