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Terre Haute in Vigo County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Claude L. Herbert

 
 
Claude L. Herbert Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Al Wolf
1. Claude L. Herbert Marker
Inscription.
To
Claude L. Herbert
Who gave his Life to save
others in the
Havens & Geddes Fire
This Memorial is erected
by his Comrades of
The
Spanish American War
and Patriotic Citizens

 
Erected by Comrades of The Spanish American War & Patriotic Citizens.
 
Location. 39° 27.966′ N, 87° 24.927′ W. Marker is in Terre Haute, Indiana, in Vigo County. Click for map. It is located behind the Courthouse near the North/West corner and a few steps away from the fountain (between the buildings.). Marker is at or near this postal address: 33 South 3rd Street, Terre Haute IN 47801, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Vietnam War Memorial - - Vigo County Indiana (within shouting distance of this marker); World War II War Memorial (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Medal of Honor Recipient (about 300 feet away); Colonel Richard W. Thompson (about 300 feet away); Korean War Memorial - - Vigo County Indiana (about 300 feet away); World War I War Memorial
Wide View - - Claude L. Herbert Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Al Wolf
2. Wide View - - Claude L. Herbert Marker
(about 300 feet away); Operation Iraqi Freedom - War Memorial (about 300 feet away); Civil War Memorial - Vigo County (about 400 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Terre Haute.
 
Also see . . .
1. The Claude L. Herbert Camp No.38 and Claude L Herbert Auxiliary No.6 1936 Membership Roster Handbook. Claude L. Herbert was taking the part of "Santa Claus" in the toy department in the basement of the building when the fire started, and at once set to work assisting women and children out to safety. He worked from floor to floor until the building collapsed and buried him in the debris.
Read further to learn the history of the monument. (Submitted on June 9, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.) 

2. Court House History. A history of the Court House and Monuments on the Grounds. (Submitted on June 9, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.) 
 
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Right Front View - - Claude L. Herbert Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Al Wolf, June 7, 2009
3. Right Front View - - Claude L. Herbert Marker
Left Front View - - Claude L. Herbert Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Al Wolf, June 7, 2009
4. Left Front View - - Claude L. Herbert Marker
Right Rear View - - Claude L. Herbert Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Al Wolf
5. Right Rear View - - Claude L. Herbert Marker
Left Rear View - - Claude L. Herbert Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Al Wolf
6. Left Rear View - - Claude L. Herbert Marker
Water Fountain - - Few Steps Away... Photo, Click for full size
By Al Wolf, June 7, 2009
7. Water Fountain - - Few Steps Away...
Other View - - Water Fountain Photo, Click for full size
By Al Wolf, June 7, 2009
8. Other View - - Water Fountain
The back side of the Courthouse can be seen behind the Water Fountain. Claude L. Herbert marker is to the left of the view as you look at the photo.
North / East Corner - - Vigo County Courthouse Photo, Click for full size
By Al Wolf, June 7, 2009
9. North / East Corner - - Vigo County Courthouse
The Vigo County Courthouse is on the National Register of Historic Places (83000160).
Front - - Vigo County Courthouse Photo, Click for full size
By Al Wolf, June 7, 2009
10. Front - - Vigo County Courthouse
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. This page has been viewed 819 times since then and 50 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10. submitted on , by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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