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I remember back in the early 1950s while I was attending MU in Columbia I played against the Arkansas Travelers. Our team was called Simmons Furniture. It was a good game and I recall how tough they were under the boards. But if memory serves, we beat them. Today I'm an 85-year-old sport psychology consultant.

Marvin Fremerman
Springfield, MO


My mother, Peggy Dean Tortorice, was a member of Hazel Walker's Arkansas Travelers. She is second from the left in the team picture. Peggy Dean graduated from Marked Tree High School in 1948, where she was an all-state member of her championship high school team. She joined Hazel Walker shortly after the team was founded.
Tony Tortorice
Long Beach, CA