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

Wendell L. Willkie

 
 
Placed at the entrance to Callaway Park image. Click for full size.
By M. Bowyer, June 17, 2007
1. Placed at the entrance to Callaway Park
Inscription. Republican Presidential candidate delivered his acceptance speech at Callaway Park, August 17, 1940.

Wilkie’s Democrat opponent, Franklin D. Roosevelt, won the 1940 election and later appointed Wilkie to Britain as a liaison during World War II.

Dedicated August 18, 1990.
 
Erected 1990.
 
Location. 40° 17.157′ N, 85° 50.202′ W. Marker is in Elwood, Indiana, in Madison County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of North 19th Street and North J Street. Click for map. Marker is at entrance to 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 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Wendell Willkie (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Indiana’s First Interurban (approx. 8.7 miles away); New Purchase Boundary (Treaty of St. Mary's) (approx. 10.3 miles away); General John Tipton (approx. 10.8 miles away); Tipton County Courthouse (approx. 10.8 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Wendell Lewis Willkie. (Submitted on June 17, 2007.)
 
Categories. Notable PersonsPolitics
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by M. Bowyer of Indianapolis, Indiana. This page has been viewed 1,277 times since then and 2 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on , by M. Bowyer of Indianapolis, Indiana. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
 
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