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RAFFERTY FIELD. Rafferty Field, land reclaimed from RAFFERTY SLOUGH, was located on Locust at the foot of Kerrigan Road and used for baseball and softball games. (1) On November 1, 1959 Mayor Charles KINTZINGER on behalf of the city accepted a check for $255,923 from Les Harney, manager of the local SEARS ROEBUCK AND COMPANY for the field which was purchased from the city for a new department store. (2)



1. Hogstrom, Erik, "Parks of the Past," Telegraph Herald, January 20, 1919, p. 1C

2. "City is Enriched by Quarter of a Million," Telegraph Herald, November 1, 1959, p. 1