Where in the World is Gary? #285

This new series is a throwback to the game, “Where in the World is Carmen San Diego?” I will give a brief description of a place, including its latitude and longitude and several “interesting” facts about the location. I will also try to include a picture or two from my visit to the place. You, the reader, can then hazard a guess to answer the question posed in the game. I will reveal the correct location on the following day.

Hopefully, this type of post will encourage interaction and perhaps stimulate comments. Good Luck!

The answer to yesterday’s place (#284) is Gillette Castle State Park, East Haddam, Connecticut, USA 

Where in the World is Gary?  #285

Latitude — 40° 48′ North

Longitude — 81° 22′ West

This place witnessed the infancy of a game which has enthralled the world. President William McKinley lived and was buried here. This place memorializes one of the world’s most popular sports and its over 200 heroes.

Home of a Sport's Immortals

Home of a Sport’s Immortals

Jim Thorpe’s statue greets visitors here, welcoming them to find their idols.

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