Joe Louis Barrow 1914-1981

Joe Louis Barrow 1914-1981 (tmp-eada6)

Location: Lansing, MI 48933 Ingham County
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Country: United States of America
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N 42° 44.085', W 84° 33.129'

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Joe Louis learned to box as a teenager at Detroit's Brewster Recreation Center. With power in both hands and great strength, Louis quickly rose through the amateur ranks and turned pro in 1934. He won the world heavyweight title in 1937 at the age of 23.
All Americans cheered Louis's 1938 knockout of German Max Schmeling. Two years earlier Schmeling had become a Nazi hero by defeating an ill-prepared Louis. During World War II, Louis assisted the Army in promoting the war effort, but he refused to appear before segregated audiences. Having defended his heavyweight title 25 times, he retired undefeated in 1949.
HM Numbertmp-eada6
Year Placed2007
Placed By2007
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Date Added Saturday, May 27th, 2017 at 6:31pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 700381 N 4734265
Decimal Degrees42.73475000, -84.55215000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 44.085', W 84° 33.129'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 44' 5.1" N, 84° 33' 7.74" W
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Area Code(s)517, 989
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 200 N Washington Square, Lansing MI 48933, US
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