1905 Cooper vs. Fairmount football game

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Cooper vs. Fairmount
First night football game west of the Mississippi River
1234 Total
Cooper 0000 0
Fairmount 6666 24
DateOctober 6, 1905
Season1905
StadiumAssociation Park
LocationWichita, Kansas

The 1905 Cooper vs. Fairmount football game was a college football game. It was between Cooper College (now the Sterling College) and Fairmount College (now Wichita State University). It was played on October 6, 1905, at Association Field in Wichita.[1] The game was played at night under gas lamps as a demonstration by the Coleman Company. It was the first night football game played west of the Mississippi River.[2] Fairmount won by a score of 24–0.[3][4]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Fairmount College Football Game Played By Light of Coleman Lanterns, October 6, 1905". Wichita State University Libraries' Department of Special Collections. Retrieved November 24, 2012.
  2. "FIRST LIGHT (1900 – 1929)". Coleman Company. Retrieved November 24, 2012.
  3. "Detailed History". Sterling College. Archived from the original on January 27, 2013. Retrieved November 24, 2012.
  4. DeLassus, David. "Wichita State Yearly Results (1905)". College Football Data Warehouse. Archived from the original on October 19, 2012. Retrieved April 4, 2011.