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An historic Harvard figure passes today with the resignation of Dennis Enright who for 49 years has been employed as caretaker of athletic grounds. Since 1895 he has been in absolute charge of Soldiers Field and is responsible for the building of the stadium, the cinder track, the Freshman track, the baseball diamond, in fact for everything on Soldiers Field.
When the field was first given in 1890 by Henry Lee Higginson '55 it was only 20 acres in size, but Enright soon arranged to take over 20 additional acres of marsh land which were reclaimed and are now part of the field.
Enright is an authority on the building of cinder and board tracks, and he has been consulted by many athletic associations in this country. This summer he will travel to Ireland where he will advise on the construction of several tracks by the government.
His position will be taken by James F. McRae who is also Superintendent of Harvard Athletic Buildings. Enright has agreed, however, to serve the Athletic Association after July 1 in an advisory capacity.
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