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Mildred Babe Didrikson Zaharias

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Beaumont, TX, USA

Latitude & Longitude: 30° 7' 26.23562000004", -94° 5' 59.37919000008"
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     (June 26, 1914 - Sept. 27, 1956) At 18, set two world records in the 1932 Los angeles Olympic games-- in 80-meter hurdles and javelin throw. Excelling at all sports, became a professional athlete and won 5 major titles as a championship golfer. Was nicknamed after famous baseball player Geo. Babe Ruth. Married George Zaharias, 1938. Was voted Outstanding Woman Athlete of First Half of 20th Century by Associated Press, 1949. Outstanding Women of Texas Series, 1968. Incise in base: Erected by Bmt. C.C.W.G.A.

This page last updated: 7/15/2008

Mildred Babe Didrikson Zaharias Historical Marker Location Map, Beaumont, Texas