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Catalog Number 2009.030.142
Description Plaque commemorating Bob Peterson being inducted into the San Mateo County Sports Hall of Fame on May 25, 1995. Plaque includes image of Peterson and a brief biography: "In the late 1940's, Sequoia High in Redwood City found itself with a basketball force to be reckoned with: Bob Peterson. / A 6-5 center who savored physcial contact, Peterson established himself as one of the dominant big men in the west Bay Area during his heralded prep days. / In his senior season , the Cherokees went unbeaten and won the Peninsula Athletic League championship. Later, he attended the College of San Mateo and then matriculated to the University of Oregon where he established a single-season rebounding record that still stands - 465 total rebounds - in 1952. / Peterson, after serving in the U.S. Army, played for the NBA's New York Knicks for two seasons, collecting a total of 233 rebounds in the process. / A back injury ended his professional career in 1956."
Object Name Plaque, Award
Collection 3D - Personal Symbols
Title Bob Peterson Sports Hall of Fame Plaque
Date May 25, 1995
Species Plaque
Inscription Text "Alpine's specially hand-crafted hand-rubbed wood plaques offer you a quality product for rock bottom prices / Alpine / Awards / Inc." (black, green and white sticker on back complete with locations and addresses)

"Top and circled 2 " (handwritten in pencil on white sticker affixed to back)
Provenance Plaque and induction was sponsored by The Times of San Mateo.
Dimensions H-12 W-9 D-1 inches
Search Terms Sports
Basketball
Sequoia High School
Peterson, Bob
Subjects Sports
Awards
Basketball
Basketball players
People Peterson, Bob