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June - July 2016

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Catoosa Life Magazine / JUNE / JULY 2016 9 that are augmented by TVs running short videos as well as other interactive elements. There is also a section devoted to telling the story of sports at the Army Post. There is infor- mation about Pat Summit, the successful former college women's head basketball coach at the University of Tennessee, as well as Johnnie Cain Lancaster, an industrial league softball player during the 1940s. There are many other stories, too. "You could spend hours up here," McKeever said. "It really is a lot of fun." More than 500 people came to the opening day cere- monies, which included Vintage Base Ball games played on the nearby polo fields as well as a performance by the Jericho Brass Band and an outdoor showing of "42," which depicts the Jackie Robinson story. Museum board member Durinda Cheek said the oppor- tunity to tell the area's stories through such an exhibit — the first Museum on Main program to come to Catoosa County — is exciting. "We hope that it will inspire many to become even more involved in the cultural life of our community," she said. After the exhibit leaves Fort Oglethorpe, it will travel around the state to Jonesboro, Nashville, Kingsland, Carrollton, Jefferson, Fort Valley, Moultrie, Forsyth, Cartersville and Monroe. It stopped in Swainsboro first. For more information about Hometown Teams, visit www.museumonmainstreet.org/hometownTeams/. The exhibition is open to the public Tuesday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. To schedule a group tour, call (706) 861-2860 or email McKeever at chris@6thcavalrymuseum.com. PHOTOS BY MATT HAMILTON Paul "Sourmash" Coker throws to first to record an out for the Knoxville Holstons.

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