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This is a ticket to a basketball game played between the Arkansas Lassies Basketball team and the Men's Faculty at an unknown place. The Arkansas Lassies were a nationally known women's basketball team who frequently played male faculty at colleges and schools. The team was owned by Linda Yearby.

Biographical/Historical Note

Before the Women's National Basketball Association, female professional basketball players barnstormed the country playing and often defeating men's teams. Players such as Hazel Walker, Patricia Ann and Betty Lou Johnson, Joan Rupp, Linda Yearby, and Leeone Evans became folk heroes to many high school and college players. In Arkansas, though, it was native Arkansans like Hazel Walker of Ashdown and Leeone Evans of Winthrop who stood out. Walker played three years for the All American Red Heads, and then formed her own team, the Arkansas Travelers, in 1949. It was just one of many teams that existed from the 1930s to the 1980s. These are the teams that laid the foundation for the creation of the Women's National Basketball Association.

Physical Description

Ticket, 5" x 2"

Subjects

Women; Sports; Basketball; Basketball players; Tickets

Geographical Area

Arkansas

Language

English

Identifier

MS.000646

Resource Type

Image

Collection

Women's Professional Basketball Collection, MS.000646

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

Ticket, Arkansas Lassies vs. men's faculty basketball game, Women's Professional Basketball Collection, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas.

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Use and reproduction of images held by the Arkansas State Archives without prior written permission is prohibited. For information on reproducing images held by the Arkansas State Archives, please call 501-682-6900 or email at state.archives@arkansas.gov.

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United States History

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