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Camp Knox Team [Colored Football]

In 1920, the Camp Knox Team was a Kentucky champion of Colored football. In November of that year, the "soldiers eleven" were preparing to travel to Indiana to face the Ex-Collegians, a Colored football team in Indianapolis. For more see "Ex-Collegians work," The Indianapolis Star, 11/16/1920, p. 12. Camp Knox would become Fort Knox. It had been established by Congress in 1918 as a field artillery training range for Camp Zachary Taylor in Louisville, KY. There were thousands of Colored soldiers stationed at Camp Zachary Taylor during World War I. For more on Camp Knox see "Fort Knox" entry in The Kentucky Encyclopedia, by J. E. Kleber.

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NKAA Source: Indianapolis star (newspaper)
NKAA Source: The Kentucky encyclopedia

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