Safety measures taken by the TSHOF
Plexiglass shields at front counter
Hand sanitizer stations
Professional deep cleaning of museum by Orkin
Enhanced cleaning schedule for counters & bathrooms
Temporary closing of high touch exhibits
Current visitor capacity limited to 125 guests at a time
6ft social distancing reminders throughout museum
Joe Routt was raised in Chappell Hill, Texas and attended Brenham High School and later Texas A&M. His grandfather, Joseph E. Routt, was a member of the first graduating class that attended Texas A&M for four years, so Routt was destined to be an Aggie. In 1935, his freshman year at A&M, Joe was a boxer and would continue to box throughout his four years, never losing a single fight and earning the Southwest Conference heavyweight boxing championship. In 1936, he became a member of the Aggie football team starting on offense as right tackle, defense as left guard, and also returned punts. Routt played two seasons for Texas A&M and was the first Aggie to be named All-American and, then the first Aggie to be named All-American twice. He was then drafted number 16 overall by the Cleveland Rams of the National Football League, but choose to remain in Texas and never played a down for the Rams.
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