Item IHM.2021.0148 - 1950 Indian Head Rockets and their team bus

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1950 Indian Head Rockets and their team bus

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1 photograph : b&w ; 10 x 16 cm

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(Early 1950's)

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The Indian Head Rockets engaged young black American players in the early 1950s, as did other western Canadian towns (Medicine Hat, Lethbridge, Regina, Delisle, Brandon, etc) to create a competitive and entertaining league.

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The 1950 Indian Head Rockets posed in front of their team bus

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Players' names on back include: Pancho Gray, Tom Alston, George Lipscombe, Jim Morrow, Jesse James Blackman, Hubert Collins, Horace Latham, Isiah Quartermans, Lefty Jenkins, Lindsay Carswell, Henry Cameron, Lefty Calhoun, Bill Randolph, Alexander Wolf Williams, Frank Tillman - Jim Williams, Manager

Very Back Row (l to r ): Steve Niven, Dick Jewitt, Jim Robison, Les Booker, Jack Watts

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Top of the image has the incorrect year (1953) written in blue pen when it should be 1950

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