Wellesley, Massachusetts: Oldest Football Rivalry Rock

Engraved boulder marks the spot where Wellesley played Needham on Thanksgiving Day, 1882 -- an annual football rivalry game that's still played today.

525 Washington St., Wellesley, MA
On the street edge of Morton Park, on the west side of MA-16/Washington St., across from the Tolles Parsons Center.
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Football Rivalry Rock.

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A big rock is dedicated to America's oldest high school football rivalry, between Wellesley and Needham.

[Deb Nies, 05/07/2020]

The annual Thanksgiving Day game between the two rival towns has been held since 1882. The rock was dedicated on the game's 100th anniversary, and is now mossy with its own age.

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