Night Games

Hometown baseball on a lighted field dates back to 1949 in Glenwood!  The James E. Barsness Field was built across from the City Beach where the Pope County Museum and Totem Pole now stand.  It included bermed grandstand seating and a concession stand.  Games were played on the lighted field until 1959.

We are researching the ball field and need photos to help illuminate this piece of history.  Do you have photos in your scrapbooks of the field?  May we scan them?  We’d especially like to find game-time photos.  Stop by the Pope County Museum Tuesday through Saturday, 10 – 5.  We’ll be glad to hear your stories of baseball under the lights on the James E. Barsness Field.

Stadium lights moved from Barsness Baseball Field to GHS Athletic Field, August 1963.

Stadium lights moved from Barsness Baseball Field to GHS Athletic Field, August 1963.

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This blog is primarily written by Ann Grandy, Assistant Curator.
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