HOME OF THE ROCK ISLAND INDEPENDENTS

DOUGLAS PARK - Rock Island, Illinois

Photo to the left is of Douglas Park. Year estimated around 1920.

If you look closely you can see that the outfield fence is the same fence behind the
Independents in the photo above. The fence is taller out in center and you can see the letters "BE"on the same ad in both photos. You will also note the two houses behind the wall in each photo.

From this picture it would appear that the football field would be set up from left to right or home plate to right field. In the above team photo, you will notice the field goal bars in the background, it appears the field runs from left field towards home plate.

Picture courtesy of the Rock Island Historical Society.