Hercules Club of Jacksonville

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Nick Name Hercules
Earliest Known Date Tuesday, May 29, 1866
Location Jacksonville, IL, United States
Nine Class Senior

The Springfield Illinois State Register, May 30, 1866, reports that "yesterday" in Jacksonville the Hercules (college) club beat the Hardin Club 78 to 42.

Jacksonville is the home of Illinois College. Rammelkamp's Illinois College, p. 279, claims that Linus C. "Line" Chandler (1846-97), a future Harvard graduate, introduced the game at the college in the 1865-66 year.


The Springfield Illinois State Register, May 30, 1866

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Found by Bruce Allardice
Entered by Bruce Allardice


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