Cy Young

This week, the General Land Office is showcasing a record that relates back to none other than Denton True "Cy" Young. Join us as we take a look at the legacy Cy Young left behind.

Cy Young was born on March 29, 1867, to McKinzie Young, Jr. and Nancy Mottmiller in the small farming town of Gilmore, Ohio. When Cy's parents were married, McKinzie Young Jr.'s father gifted him 54 acres of their farmland to start their family. Cy's grandfather purchased that land in Ohio directly from the United States government on December 1, 1830. Below is an image of the patent hosted on the GLO website. Read more on ArcGIS Story Maps.

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Cy Young Statue
Cy Young Statue on Northern University's Campus