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A. E. Kunderd Gladiolus Farm

 
 
A. E. Kunderd Gladiolus Farm Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dave Zollinger, April 24, 2010
1. A. E. Kunderd Gladiolus Farm Marker
Inscription. Amos E. Kunderd (1866 - 1965) owned and resided on a 100-acre farm on this site. Respected internationally for hybridization of varieties of gladioli which were exhibited, and grown in gardens, throughout the world. Originated the ruffled and laciniated types. His floricultural business, operated 1911-1971, was important to the area economy.
 
Erected 1997 by Indiana Historical Bureau, Goshen Historical Society, and A.E. Kunderd Family. (Marker Number 20.1997.1.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Indiana State Historical Bureau Markers marker series.
 
Location. 41° 36.52′ N, 85° 52.71′ W. Marker is in Goshen, Indiana, in Elkhart County. Marker is at the intersection of U.S. 33 and County Road 28, on the right when traveling south on U.S. 33. Click for map. This section of US Highway 33 is known locally as Elkhart Road. Street signs might indicate "US 33", or "Elkhart Road", or both. Marker is in this post office area: Goshen IN 46526, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Indiana Territory Line (approx. 0.8 miles away); Fort Wayne Street Bridge (approx. 1.9 miles away); The County Farm
A. E. Kunderd Gladiolus Farm Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dave Zollinger, April 24, 2010
2. A. E. Kunderd Gladiolus Farm Marker
View of the marker from the intersection of US33 and CR28, looking south.
(approx. 1.9 miles away); Elkhart County Home Cemetery (approx. 2.2 miles away); Oakridge Cemetery (approx. 2.2 miles away); St. John's Lutheran Church (approx. 2.4 miles away); West Goshen Cemetery (approx. 2.5 miles away); Millrace Hydraulic Canal - Hawks Electric Company (approx. 2.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Goshen.
 
More about this marker. This is a very busy highway and intersection. However the marker can be easily accessed from a parking lot located just west of the marker.
 
Also see . . .  Amos Kundred: The Edison of Gladiolus flowers. An article from the August 10, 2014 edition of the Elkhart Truth. (Submitted on August 11, 2014, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.) 
 
Categories. AgricultureIndustry & Commerce
 
A. E. Kunderd Gladiolus Farm Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dave Zollinger, April 24, 2010
3. A. E. Kunderd Gladiolus Farm Marker
Looking past the marker towards the location of the former A.E. Kunderd farm, which is now a shopping center.
 
 
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