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Wicket Played at Eastern OH College; Future President Excels

Salience Noteworthy
Tags College, Famous
Location Ohio
City/State/Country: Hiram, OH, United States
Game Wicket
Immediacy of Report Retrospective
Age of Players Youth

"In the street, in front of [Hiram College] President Hinsdale's (which was then Mr. Garfield's house), is the ground where we played wicket ball; Mr. Garfield was one of our best players."

The school was then the Western Reserve Eclectic Institute. It became Hiram College in 1867.


F. M. Green, Hiram College (Hubbell Printing, Cleveland, 1901), page 156. Accessed via Google Books search ("Hiram College" green). 


James A. Garfield was Principal and Professor at Hiram College from 1856-1859. He was about 26 in 1857, and had been born and reared in Eastern Ohio. Hiram Ohio is about 30 miles SE of Cleveland.

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