National Football Hall of Fame

National Football Hall of Fame Canton Ohio


Stock #: 630797
Type: Postcard
Era: Chrome
City: Canton
State: Ohio (OH)
County: Stark
Publisher: Frak D. Kelley
Postmark: 1972 Oct-25
PM City: Salem
PM State: OH
Stamp: 8c
Size: 3.5" x 5.5" (9 x 14 cm)
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This shrine is the brainchild of sports writer Germane Swanson and was financed with funds contributed by fans of the great game across the nation. It is located in the Canton Park System on 14 wooded acres in the N.W. section of the city next to Canton Expressway (Rt. 77). It is a two building complex which features a 52 foot dome - a stylized architectural impression of a football. The dramatic mural sculptured in copper over the entrance was hand-hammered by Dale Drulis and weighs over 800 lbs. While Latrobe, Pa. is considered the real home of Professional Football. Canton, Ohio is where the National Football League was founded in 1920. In addition, the first football championships were decided here. It is also where Jim Thorpe had first stirred national interest in the great game.