Going Public: Dr. Joel Rhodes and "The Life of Louis Houck"
Dr. Joel Rhodes, Professor of History at Southeast -- provides some background on the man that Houck Field is named after. Joel wrote a book about Louis Houck in 2017 titled “A Missouri Railroad Pioneer: The Life of Louis Houck.”
Rhodes notes that Houck's fingerprints are all over Southeast Missouri — closely tied with three major events that transformed the region. Those include building Academic Hall, maintaining the university and bringing the railroads to Southeast Missouri.