This cache is part of the Linn Creek Trail: Marshalltown History series. Follow the bike trail to a series of caches highlighting prominent figures in Marshalltown history. Each cache will require you to leave the trail and search for a hidden cache. The caches in this series vary in difficulty and terrain.
Jim “Sunny Jim” Dunn (1866-1922)
Dunn was born in Marshalltown and became wealthy through his partnership in a railroad construction firm. In 1916 he was recruited by American League president Ban Johnson to head up a syndicate to buy the Cleveland Indians baseball team for $500,000. During his tenure the team's ballpark League Park was renamed "Dunn Field" and in 1920 the Indians won their first World Series.
At his death in 1922 control of the team passed to his surviving spouse, making Edith Dunn one of the first women to own a major league baseball team.