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Near Veedersburg in Fountain County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Progressive Friends Church Memorial

Dedicated October 8, 1864

 
 
Progressive Friends Church - Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, August 9, 2008
1. Progressive Friends Church - Memorial Marker
Inscription.
First Trustees
John M. Galloway Elias Pugh Jacob Romine Joseph Crane Henry Crane

This memorial erected June 1952 by the following committee
Nelson Galloway Clifford Crane Myrtle Newman A. T. Galloway

 
Erected 1952 by Progressive Friends Church Memorial Committee.
 
Location. 40° 10.722′ N, 87° 17.47′ W. Marker is near Veedersburg, Indiana, in Fountain County. Marker is at the intersection of County Road 140 W and County Road 350 N, on the left when traveling north on County Road 140 W. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Veedersburg IN 47987, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Osborn Prairie Church - - Built 1892 (approx. 0.7 miles away); Birch - Colvert Cemetery (approx. 2.6 miles away); Portland Arch Natural Preserve (approx. 3.5 miles away); Boyhood Home of Daniel W. Voorhees (approx. 3.6 miles away); Wabash - Erie Canal (approx. 3.8 miles away); Troy Township, Layton Station (approx. 4 miles away); Curfew Bell (approx. 4.5 miles away); Veedersburg " Scout Cabin " (approx. 4.5 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Veedersburg.
 
Also see . . .
The Progressive Friends Church Bell - - Marker is on Base image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, August 9, 2008
2. The Progressive Friends Church Bell - - Marker is on Base
 "Friends Church" in relationship to "Quakers". Gives a number of quick references and outlines differing relationships of groups within the churches. (Submitted on August 11, 2008, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.) 
 
Additional comments.
1. Progressive Friends - defined:
According to Swathmore College's "Friends Historical Library," Progressive Friends is defined as a, "... reform movement which developed among Hicksite Friends in the 1840s, but also included many non-Quaker liberals and radicals. The largest group became formally organized as the Pennsylvania Yearly Meeting of Progressive Friends, which met at Longwood in Chester County, Pennsylvania, from 1853 to 1940.

Progressive Friends advocated a religion of humanity which stressed the inherent goodness and perfectibility of humankind and promoted such reform causes as abolition of slavery, temperance, women's rights, opposition to capital punishment, prison reform, homestead legislation, pacifism, Indian rights, economic regulation, and practical and co-educational schooling." Note To Editor only visible by Contributor and editor    
    — Submitted August 11, 2008, by Al
Church Bell and Old Church Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, August 9, 2008
3. Church Bell and Old Church Cemetery
The Church Structure is long gone. The Old Bell and the Cemetery are all that remains.
Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.

 
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Another Part of Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, August 9, 2008
4. Another Part of Cemetery
Long View - - Progressive Friends Church Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, June 27, 2009
5. Long View - - Progressive Friends Church Memorial
Bell under the tree near center of photo.
Closer Other View - - Progressive Friends Church Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, June 27, 2009
6. Closer Other View - - Progressive Friends Church Memorial
Progressive Friends Church Bell image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, June 27, 2009
7. Progressive Friends Church Bell
Chruch Bell - - 2009 Photo image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, June 27, 2009
8. Chruch Bell - - 2009 Photo
No foundry bell casting trade marks found on the bell. (In 2008 farm field, in the background, was soybeans - in 2009 it is corn.)
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. This page has been viewed 1,488 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.   5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on , by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
 
Editor’s want-list for this marker. Background history of the Progressive Friends Church. • Can you help?
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