Russellville, Kentucky: Extruded Heads of 1930s Sports Stars

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Rhea Stadium

Address:
E. 9th St, Russellville, KY
Directions:
At the entrance to Russellville Stadium. South side of town. On the north side of E. 9th St. Just east of S. Summer St.
Admission:
Free
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Russellville stadium.

Extruded Heads of 1930s Sports Stars
Built by the WPA, the cement heads of six 1939 sports superstars just out of the cement entrance to Russellville Stadium: Babe Ruth, Red Grange, Jack Dempsey, Jim Thorpe, Ty Cobb, and the "Flying Finn" Paavo Nurmi. Roadsideamerica.com Report... [09/21/2014]

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Nurmi head.

Extruded Heads of 1930s Sports Stars

Incredibly cool stop -- one of a kind!

[Stephen Francia, 06/05/2020]

This stone head of "Flying Finn" distance runner Paavi Nurmi is particularly mesmerizing.

Manassa Mauler.

Extruded Heads of 1930s Sports Stars

These heads are very small, and easy to miss if you're not paying attention.

[Ashley, 07/15/2015]

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