Saturday, November 16, 2013

the keeper

Some are born to make history, others to preserve it - and Roselyn McKittrick falls squarely in the second group.  A Milan resident for more than 60 years, Ms. McKittrick has taken it upon herself to collect, save & protect as much memorabilia from the 1954 State Championship team as is possible.  The fruit of her labors can be seen in the little museum known as Milan '54, located in an old bank on Carr Street.  From pieces of the old high school gym to uniforms used in the movie "Hoosiers" - it's all here on display.  We were lucky enough to be there on a day when the championship trophy was also present (it's normal home is a trophy case at Milan High School).  And one other treasure - a chalkboard, inscribed by Bobby Plump with the final play of the 1954 game.  CGS.

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