Ultimate Frisbee Monument.

Ultimate Frisbee Monument

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Maplewood, New Jersey

A Frisbee-sized-and-shaped plaque on a small rock marks the parking lot where Ultimate Frisbee was first played by its inventors: students from the school newspaper and student council of Columbia High School, which was just across the street. The year was 1968, and the game was then called Frisbee Football, conceived as a counter-culture, non-aggressive non-jock alternative "sport" to the usual high school organized team sports of football and basketball.

The inventors probably would've been shocked to learn that their sport would be honored by a plaque paid for by a bank. It was affixed to the rock in 1989, by which time Ultimate Frisbee was no longer counter-culture.

Also see: Frisbee Dog Memorial

Ultimate Frisbee Monument

12 W. Parker Ave., Maplewood, NJ
On the south side of W. Parker Ave., west of its stoplight intersection with NJ-638/Valley St., and just east of a railroad overpass. The small monument is next to the street, behind a guardrail leading to a little bridge.
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