P.O. Box 1460, Wheaton, IL 60189
Red Grange (1903-1991) was a phenomenal football player of the 1920s and '30s. He grew up in Wheaton, Illinois and attended the University of Illinois at Champaign. In November 1925 he joined the Chicago Bears professional football team and through that association has been credited with legitimizing professional football and securing the future of the National Football League.
"Sports in DuPage County" by Dr. James A. Mathisen is one of the articles contained in Volume I of DuPage History. In addition to Grange, the article covers track star Gil Dodds and basketball coach Elwood Brown. Other articles in the same issue are:
Copies of Volumes I, II, and III of DuPage History and other DuPage County Historical Society publications are available for purchase. Visit the Bookstore for descriptions or print a Publication Order Form.
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