Intro Lesson: Rochester has a rich history of professional sports; last year we learned about the Rochester Royals and their road to the NBA championship against the New York Knicks in the 1950/1951 season.
Today, we visited our modern day stadiums – Red Wings (Frontier Field), Rhinos (Sahlen’s Stadium) and Amerks (Rochester War Memorial/Blue Cross Arena). We also learned of the former site of Silver Stadium where the Red Wings played from 1929 – 1996. Silver Stadium was also the home of the New York Black Yankees of the Negro National League for their final season in 1948.
One last piece of Rochester trivia – during his summers off from Ithaca College, former professional wrestler and “voice of the WWF” Gorilla Monsoon worked construction and helped build the Rochester War Memorial.
Word of the Day: stadium – late 14c., “a foot race, an ancient measure of length,” from L. stadium “a measure of length, a race course”; from Gk. stadion “a measure of length, a running track”
This trip was on July 14, 2012
Trip distance: 5.5 miles
Programming time: 3 hours
Participants: Daija Graham (14), Jalen Griffin (10), Tyler Penns (13), De’Kwan Sheffield (13), Arthur Wilson (11)
Leaders: Shawn Brown, Marc Lavender, Jayarr Steiner