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Women's Basketball Today Has Arkansas Connection

Francies (Goose) Garroutte and Gary Newton
courtesy Encyclopedia of Arkansas History & Culture

Hazel Walker, who was raised near Ashdown, Ark., was a driving force in amateur basketball in the early half of the 20th Century. From 1945 to 1965, she led Hazel Walker's Arkansas Travelers, competing against men's teams from across the country and winning more than eighty percent of those barnstorm games. We speak with Gary Newton, who has written a book and a screenplay about Walker's career.

Kyle Kellams has been the news director at KUAF for 25 years and has been producing Ozarks at Large (first as a weekly, then as a daily program) since March, 1990.
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