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This is a photograph showing 14 football players and one coach at Cooper Memorial College (Sterling College) in Sterling, Kansas. Josiah McCracken is seated in the front row, far right. He later played at the University of Kansas and University of Pennsylvania. While attending Pennsylvania University, 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, Joe set a World Record in the hammer throw with a distance of 46.83m (153ft 8in) at a meet in New Jersey. At the 1900 Paris Olympics, he won a silver and bronze medal.

Date: Between 1894 and 1896

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Item Number: 314041
Call Number: FK2.R4 ST.76 SC *8
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 314041

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