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Laurium, Michigan: Memorial to the Gipper

Hometown hero George Gipp inspired his football team to "win one for the Gipper" from his deathbed. Future president Ronald Reagan played Gipp in the movies, but not until after this 1935 memorial was erected.

320 Lake Linden Ave., Laurium, MI
On the northeast corner of MI-26/Lake Linden Ave. and Tamarack St.
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George Gipp plaque.

George Gipp Memorial

Win one for the Gipper! Memorial for George Gipp (the guy Ronald Reagan said you should win one for) in his hometown.

[Lyle R Laylin, 12/24/2022]

According to a plaque at the memorial, hometown hero Gipp died in 1920 when he was playing football at the University of Notre Dame (at age 25). Eight years later the team was told of Gipp's dying wish, "win one for the Gipper," and they did. This memorial was erected in 1935; Ronald Reagan played Gipp in a 1940 film.

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