History Alum Covers “Field of Dreams” Set Sale

Iowa Public Radio’s Alex Heuer, who earned his bachelor’s degree in history from Western in 2008, recently (Nov. 16) contributed “New Owners, New Dreams For Baseball Mecca” to National Public Radio:

November 16, 2011 from WOI
The iconic baseball diamond, two-bedroom house, and 193-acres from the 1989 movie Field of Dreams in Dyersville, Iowa, was sold. About 65,000 people visit the free-admission site every year to play pick-up baseball and view the scenes from the movie. The new owners plan to develop the site, building a baseball/softball complex for national youth baseball tournaments.

During his time at WIU, Alex worked and trained at Tri States Public Radio, an NPR affiliate and outreach service of the College of Fine Arts and Communication at Western Illinois University.

Listen to Alex’s story at www.npr.org/2011/11/16/142414365/new-owners-new-dreams-for-baseball-mecca.

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