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This is a photograph showing the 1894 football team at Cooper Memorial College (now Sterling College) in Sterling, Kansas. The man holding the football is Josiah C. McCracken. Josiah later played at the University of Kansas and the University of Pennsylvania. While attending the University of Pennsylvania, McCracken was an all around student athlete, playing varsity football four years, track four years (captain his senior year) and was a member of the gymnastics team. On May 31, 1898, Josiah set a World Record in the hammer throw with a distance of 46.83m (153.64 ft) at a meet in New Jersey. At the 1900 Paris Olympics, he won a silver and bronze medal.

Date: 1894

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Item Number: 313816
Call Number: FK2.R4 ST.76 SC *7
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 313816

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