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Elwood in Madison County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Wendell Willkie

 
 
Side One: Wendell Willkie marker Photo, Click for full size
By M. Bowyer, June 17, 2007
1. Side One: Wendell Willkie marker
Inscription. Here in Callaway Park August 17, 1940, Willkie accepted Republican party presidential nomination after a nationwide grassroots campaign. An estimated crowd of 250,000 was in the park and along adjacent streets. Established campaign headquarters in Rushville. Lost election to Franklin Delano Roosevelt, but received 22,304,755 votes.

Willkie was born in Elwood 1892. Earned bachelor and law degrees from Indiana University. Practiced law in Indiana, Ohio, and New York. President of Commonwealth and Southern Corporation, a New York utility holding company serving eleven states, 1933-1939. His book One World (1943) called for world peace. Died 1944; buried in Rushville.
 
Erected 2001 by Indiana Historical Bureau and Team Starfleet Elwood Community Middle School. (Marker Number 48.2001.1.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Indiana State Historical Bureau Markers marker series.
 
Location. 40° 17.107′ N, 85° 50.084′ W. Marker is in Elwood, Indiana, in Madison County. Marker can
Side Two: Wendell Willkie marker Photo, Click for full size
By M. Bowyer, June 17, 2007
2. Side Two: Wendell Willkie marker
be reached from Callaway Park Drive. Click for map. Marker is in Callaway Park. Marker is in this post office area: Elwood IN 46036, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 15 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Wendell L. Willkie (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Indiana’s First Interurban (approx. 8.6 miles away); New Purchase Boundary (Treaty of St. Mary's) (approx. 10.4 miles away); J.W. Patterson House (approx. 13.3 miles away); Historic West Eighth Street (approx. 14.6 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Wendell Wilkie (1892-1944). (Submitted on June 17, 2007.)
 
Categories. Notable PersonsPolitics
 
Large shelter house at Callaway Park Photo, Click for full size
By M. Bowyer, June 17, 2007
3. Large shelter house at Callaway Park
The large shelter house at Callaway Park. Photo, Click for full size
By M. Bowyer, June 17, 2007
4. The large shelter house at Callaway Park.
 

 
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