Walter "Red" Barber

Walter "Red" Barber (HM5FT)

Location: Columbus, MS 39701 Lowndes County
Country: United States of America

N 33° 29.945', W 88° 25.44'

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A native of Columbus, Walter Lanier "Red" Barber (1908-1992) as a boy lived on North 4th Avenue. He began a storied career in radio broadcasting in 1934 after receiving a job offer from the Cincinnati Reds. Barber was the voice of the Cincinnati Reds(1934-1938), Brooklyn Dodgers(1939-1953), and New York Yankees(1954-1966). He covered thirteen World Series and Jackie Robinson's first Major League game. Barber was inducted into the Radio Hall of Fame in 1995.
HM NumberHM5FT
Year Placed2007
Placed ByMississippi Department of Archives and History
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Date Added Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014 at 2:44am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 367724 N 3707524
Decimal Degrees33.49908333, -88.42400000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 29.945', W 88° 25.44'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 29' 56.70" N, 88° 25' 26.40" W
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Area Code(s)662
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 602-610 N 4th Ave, Columbus MS 39701, US
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