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Professional Wrestling and Football: A Long History in Louisiana Sports

Event:        “Professional Wrestling and Football: A Long History in Louisiana Sports”
Date:          Saturday, August 24, 2019
Time:          2:00 pm
Location:    Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame and Northwest Louisiana History Museum
Contact:      318-357-2492

Please join us at the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame and Northwest Louisiana History Museum for a presentation with Louisiana State University of Alexandria professor of history Dr. Christopher Stacey.  The lecture will examine the careers of professional wrestler Sylvester “Junkyard Dog” Ritter and football star turned professional wrestler Ernie “The Big Cat” Ladd.  Dr. Stacey will discuss the relationship between pro wrestling and professional football in Louisiana and the impacts of these two great athletes to their sports.  Free and open to the public.

Location: 
800 Front Street, Natchitoches, LA 71457
Event date: 
Saturday, August 24, 2019