James Naismith Inventor of Basketball - Springfield, MA
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1
N 42° 06.135 W 072° 33.424
18T E 701999 N 4664017
Quick Description: There is a sit-by-me statue of James Naismith on the campus of Springfield College.
Location: Massachusetts, United States
Date Posted: 7/19/2011 6:24:34 AM
Waymark Code: WMC31G
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Jake39
Views: 7

Long Description:
The game of basketball was invented by Dr. James Naismith, an instructor at the YMCA Training School, now Springfield College. Recently, the college has made renovations to the campus which includes a new campus union (student center). Outside this building there is a polished granite bench with a bronze life-size sit-by-me statue of Dr. James Naismith.

Dr. Naismith is sitting on a rectangular polished granite bench. He is wearing glasses and dressed in a three piece suit. In his right hand he is holding a volleyball, the original type of ball that was used, against his thigh. His legs are straddling a peach basket, which is the the original target for the game.
Location description: In front of the Richard B. Flynn Campus Union (Student Center)

Statue's Subject: James Naismith

Artist: Elden C. Tefft

Visit Instructions:
Photo of the statue with person sitting on bench next to the statue, standing next to the statue or other-wise interacting appropriately with the statue(face of person does not need to show, gps does not need to be in photo).
Extra credit for having fun!!!

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