July 4, 2012
The All American Red Heads, an all-women basketball team, was formed in Cassville, Missouri, in 1936. Over the next sixty years, members of the team, such as the ones shown here in this 1930s poster, won more than seventy percent of their games competing against men. The home base for the team was moved to Caraway (Craighead County) in 1955, where it remained until July 26, 1996. On that day, the team was retired after playing its last game in the local Caraway gym.