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French Lick in Orange County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Site of The French Lick Fort

 
 
Re-Freshed - - French Lick Fort Marker image. Click for full size.
Courtesy - Lost River Chapter D. A. R., September 13, 2008
1. Re-Freshed - - French Lick Fort Marker
Inscription. This hotel stands on the site of the French Lick Fort maintained as a Government Station - as a protection from Indians until about 1815.
 
Erected 1933 by the Lost River Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution marker series.
 
Location. 38° 33.103′ N, 86° 37.179′ W. Marker is in French Lick, Indiana, in Orange County. Marker can be reached from State Road 56. Click for map. The marker is to the south of the front entrance to French Lick Hotel. Marker is at or near this postal address: 8670 West State Road 56, French Lick IN 47432, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. French Lick - Historic Hotels of America (within shouting distance of this marker); Orange County Revolutionary War Honor Roll / (approx. 8.2 miles away); Orange County Honor Roll (approx. 8.2 miles away); Orange County Civil War Memorial (approx. 8.2 miles away); Indiana Initial Point Memorial (approx. 8.2 miles away); Orange County Courthouse (approx. 8.2 miles away); Pivot Point (approx. 10.8 miles away); Orleans Congress Square (approx. 11.8 miles away).
 
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Site of The French Lick Fort Marker image. Click for full size.
By Ginger Drenning, July 16, 2008
2. Site of The French Lick Fort Marker
Picture of the marker immediately before it was refurbished.
 History of French Lick. This is a general history - but also has some of the history of the Fort at French Lick as it attempted to keep the white settlers safe from the Indians in the area. (Submitted on September 26, 2008, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.) 
 
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Wide View of the Marker image. Click for full size.
By Ginger Drenning, July 16, 2008
3. Wide View of the Marker
Inspection of The Re-Freshed Marker ! ! image. Click for full size.
Courtesy - Lost River Chapter D. A. R., September 13, 2008
4. Inspection of The Re-Freshed Marker ! !
(L.-R.) Charlene Shrider (Vice-Regent, Lost River Chapter), Dorothy Trinkle (Regent, Lost River Chapter), and D. Cynthia Stout (Indiana State Regent). All met one day ahead of the Re-Dedication Day (9-14-08) to check the marker.
Memorial Plaque for William A. Roth image. Click for full size.
By Ginger Drenning, July 16, 2008
5. Memorial Plaque for William A. Roth
For 37 years of Dedicated Service by William Roth at the French Lick Springs Resort. This stone and tree placed on this site by Family and Friends in June 1990.
Unveiling of Marker July 4, 1933 image. Click for full size.
Courtesy - Lost River Chapter, Indiana D. A. R., 1933
6. Unveiling of Marker July 4, 1933
In 1933 the Marker was unveiled by Eva Taggart - Daughter of Thomas D. Taggart, builder of the French Lick Hotel. Five little girls assisted in the unveiling: Mary Jane, Grosvenor, Wigand - - Olive, Jackson, Hammond - - Roseta May Atkinson - - Joanne Elrod - and - Mary Margaret Dixon.
Member Ladies of D. A. R. Visiting Fort French Lick - Marker - 1933 Unveiling image. Click for full size.
Courtesy - Lost River Chapter, Indiana D. A. R., 1933
7. Member Ladies of D. A. R. Visiting Fort French Lick - Marker - 1933 Unveiling
Restoration & Rededication of D. A. R. Marker — September 14, 2008 image. Click for full size.
Courtesy - Lost River Chapter, Indiana D. A. R., September 10, 2008
8. Restoration & Rededication of D. A. R. Marker — September 14, 2008
Heavy rain brought the festivities into the French Lick Hotel. With the marker in view, via a window, all yet celebrated the "Rededication."
Page One of Program — September 14, 2008 image. Click for full size.
Courtesy - Lost River Chapter, Indiana D. A. R., September 10, 2008
9. Page One of Program — September 14, 2008
Page Two of Program — September 14, 2008 image. Click for full size.
Courtesy - Lost River Chapter, Indiana D. A. R., September 10, 2008
10. Page Two of Program — September 14, 2008
Back Page of Program — September 14, 2008 image. Click for full size.
Courtesy Lost River Chapter, Indiana D. A. R., September 10, 2008
11. Back Page of Program — September 14, 2008
 
 
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