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Near Washington in Daviess County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Homer E. Capehart / GOP Cornfield Conference

 
 
Side A - - Homer E. Capehart / GOP Cornfield Conference Marker image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, October 10, 2009
1. Side A - - Homer E. Capehart / GOP Cornfield Conference Marker
Inscription.
Side A
Homer E. Capehart
Born into Indiana farming family 1897. Manufactured and pioneered sales of automatic phonographs, creating Capehart Corporation. Executive of Rudolph Wurlitzer Company 1933-1944. Organized 1938 Republican Party "Cornfield Conference" on Capehart farm land across the road. Became influential in party; served as U.S. senator 1945-1963. Died 1979.

Side B
GOP Cornfield Conference
Republican Party rally organized by Homer E. Capehart took place August 26-27, 1938 on the Capehart farm. Thousands from Indiana and other states attended; received significant national news coverage. Event sparked revival of Republican Party in Indiana and nationally and launched Capehart's political career.
 
Erected 1999 by Indiana Historical Bureau and Daviess County Visitors Bureau. (Marker Number 14.1999.2.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Indiana State Historical Bureau Markers marker series.
 
Location. 38° 44.744′ N, 87° 11.723′ W. Marker is near Washington, Indiana, in Daviess County. Marker is at the intersection of Route W660N and Route 150W, on the left when traveling west
Side B - - Homer E. Capehart / GOP Cornfield Conference Marker image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, October 10, 2009
2. Side B - - Homer E. Capehart / GOP Cornfield Conference Marker
on Route W660N. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Washington IN 47501, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 7 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Mimi's House (approx. 5.8 miles away); Civil War Memorial - Daviess County Indiana (approx. 6.1 miles away); Fort Flora (approx. 6.3 miles away); Baltimore & Ohio Southwestern Railroad Depot (approx. 6.3 miles away); Robert C. Graham (approx. 7.2 miles away); Vincennes Donation Lands (approx. 8 miles away); Wabash and Erie Canal (approx. 10.6 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Official Web Site - U. S. Congress::. Good Congressional Biographical outline of Homer E. Capehart and his photo. (Submitted on October 12, 2009, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.) 
 
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Long View - - Homer E. Capehart / GOP Cornfield Conference Marker image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, October 10, 2009
3. Long View - - Homer E. Capehart / GOP Cornfield Conference Marker
Looking North/West - - Homer E. Capehart / GOP Cornfield Conference Marker image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, October 10, 2009
4. Looking North/West - - Homer E. Capehart / GOP Cornfield Conference Marker
Bench at Marker image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, October 10, 2009
5. Bench at Marker
Time Capsule - - 2038 image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, October 10, 2009
6. Time Capsule - - 2038
West View - - Homer E. Capehart / GOP Cornfield Conference Marker image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, October 10, 2009
7. West View - - Homer E. Capehart / GOP Cornfield Conference Marker
South-Westerly View - - Homer E. Capehart / GOP Cornfield Conference Marker image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, October 10, 2009
8. South-Westerly View - - Homer E. Capehart / GOP Cornfield Conference Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. This page has been viewed 1,123 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. 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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