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☷ Columbia Tennessee - City  to Unveil Pillow Park Official Historical Marker

☷ Columbia Tennessee - City to Unveil Pillow Park Official Historical Marker

Columbia , state Tennessee
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   The City of Columbia will unveil the Pillow Park Historical Marker on Saturday , May 7 , 2022 , at 9:30 AM at Riverwalk Park . The public is invited to attend .  
   City Manager Tony Massey stated , “Pillow Park has been an important part of Columbia’s history since the park opened in 1935 . The number of sporting and community events the park hosted over the years are too numerous to count . It’s very appropriate for the City of Columbia to recognize this piece of our history . ”
   The Pillow Park Historical Marker reads: 
   Pillow Park 
   1914 - 2010
   Columbia ' s historic Pillow Park has a long and rich history of providing recreational opportunities to its citizens . Pillow Park was established in 1914 by the Pillow Athletic Park Association . Dr . Robert Pillow deeded the park to the City of Columbia on October 10 , 1935 . The sports complex was redesigned as a passive community park in 2010 as part of the City of Columbia ' s Duck River Walk Project . The park was renamed Riverwalk Park .  
   Listed are some of the community organizations and events that Pillow Park has hosted since 1914 .
   BASEBALL
   Central High 1914
   Pony League 1914
   American Legion Late 1920 ' s
   Baseball , Columbia Mules 1928 - 1930
   Riverside Rangers Youth Team 1930
   Lions Club Early 1930 ' s
   MKM Knitting Mill 1932
   TKM Knitting Mill 1942
   Monsanto Maulers 1946
   Columbia Blue Sox Late 1940 ' s
   Pee Wee Baseball 1950
   Little League 1952
   Babe Ruth 1954
   FOOTBALL
   1936 First Night Football Game - Pillow Park - Central High
   1947 Elementary Pee Wee ( Highland Park , Andrews , McDowell , Riverside Schools and Whitthorne Jr . High School )
   SOFTBALL
   Men ' s Fast Pitch 1936
   Women ' s Fast Pitch 1936
   Girl ' s Fast Pitch 1963
   Women ' s Slow Pitch 1963
   Inman Rose Softball Tournament 1978
   OTHER ACTIVITIES
   Greyhound Racing 1931
   Donkey Softball Late 1950 ' s
   National Guard 109th Calvary Post
   Riverside School
   Maury County Fairs
   Circus & Carnivals
   Horseman ' s Association
   Riverside Walk
   This is the latest installation in the ongoing City of Columbia historic marker program .  
   

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