Story Of Tampa - Babe Zaharias

The Story of Tampa by Lynn Ash

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Mildred "Babe" Didrikson Zaharias was named "Woman Athlete of the First Half of the 20th Century."  In 1949, Babe Zaharias purchased the golf course, which is currently located in Forest Hills, and later died of cancer in 1956 in Galveston, Texas.  In 1974, the City of Tampa took over the Golf Course and named it the Babe Zaharias Golf Course.