Monday, September 13, 2010

Dedication of Laker Court, Carroll Iowa

Who is this man and what is he doing??
Minneapolis Laker Tommy Hawkins gave the most moving speech about what Carroll Iowa means to him, a surviver of the Miracle Cornfield Landing of 1960 in Carroll. Learn more by following the links to photos, video and news stories below.

The Chamber Blog has the most content on the web of the dedication of Laker Court in Carroll, Iowa. If you have photos, video or links from these events, comment on this post or email to

Follow this blog post and the links to those who were at the ceremony on Sunday:


Chamber Blog Exclusive Video - 
Gifford and Passenger Hawkins aboard DC-3 Discuss Landing.

Video - Minneapolis Laker Tommy Hawkins thanking Carroll
Video - Minneapolis Laker Tommy Hawkins recounts Miracle Cornfield Landing
Video - Laker VP Jeanie Buss thanks Carroll, Iowa
Video - Ribbon cutting and flyover
Video - Laker Jeanie Buss (Daily Times Herald)
Video - Tommy Hawkins Minneapolis Lakers Miracle Landing (Daily Times Herald)

Slide Show - Laker Court Dedication and Carroll Airport Fly-in
Slide Show - taken by Chamber President Rob's Cordes
Slide Show - from Flight Day at Carroll Airport - KKRL Radio - Carroll

News Link - Buss, Hawkins Say Carroll Saved Lakers and NBA
News Link - Carroll Airport Holds Successful Flight Day, KKRL Radio, Carroll
News Link - Interviews with Tommy Hawkins, Jeannie Buss and John Steffes - KKRL Radio, Carroll
News Link New Laker Court dedicated in Carroll Sunday - KKRL Radio, Carroll
News Link  - Pictures of Laker Court dedication along with audio from ceremony - KCIM, Carroll
News Link  - Basketball Court Built On Lakers Plane Crash Site - KCAU-TV, Sioux City
News - Los Angeles Examiner

Miracle Cornfield Landing
Los Angeles Lakers
Minneapolis Lakers
Carroll Chamber of Commerce
Carroll Area Development Corp.

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