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Carmen Kypke, Pole Vaulter, 1960Howell High School, Howell, Livingston, Michigan

Item

HCDL-ngp-ZNB002-02-0025_u.jpg

Title

Carmen Kypke, Pole Vaulter, 1960
Howell High School, Howell, Livingston, Michigan

Description

This is a portrait of Carmen Kypke, taken by Duane Zemper in 1960.  The photo is labeled "Held 1947 Pole Vault record, 11'6' for 20 years".

An article in the Lansing State Journal dated May 18, 1951 described Carmen Krypke of Howell as leader in the class of pole vaulters in the Lansing area.    The Livingston County Press on May 23, 1951 reported that Carmen Kypke cleared the pole vault bar at 11 feet, 4 3/4 inches to establish a record for the Howell High School and to set a record for Wines Field in Ann Arbor.  His winning vault broke the field meet record by two inches.

Carmen Kypke was born in 1933 in Chicago, Illinois.  After graduating from Howell High School in 1952, he served in the U.S. Navy from 1952 to 1956.  Mr. Kypke died in Montgomery, Alabama in 1987.

Location: unknown

Subject

Athletes

Format

image/jpeg

Type

Image

Date

1960

Creator

Duane Zemper

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Original Format

film negative

Collection

Citation

Duane Zemper, “Carmen Kypke, Pole Vaulter, 1960Howell High School, Howell, Livingston, Michigan,” Howell Area Archives Digital Archive, accessed May 19, 2024, https://archives.howelllibrary.org/items/show/10007.
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