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

Ambrose G. Bierce

 
 
Ambrose G. Bierce Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dave Zollinger, July 6, 2010
1. Ambrose G. Bierce Marker
Inscription. Born in Ohio 1842; family moved to Kosciusko County, Indiana 1846. Bierce lived and worked in Elkhart 1860-1861. Union officer wounded in Civil War. Moved to California 1866; became nationally prominent as journalist, short story writer, and critic. Assumed dead, circa 1914, on a trip to Mexico. This property purchased 1870 by his parents.
 
Erected 1998 by Indiana Historical Bureau, Elkhart County Historical Society, and Elkhart County Community Foundation. (Marker Number 20.1998.2.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Indiana State Historical Bureau Markers marker series.
 
Location. 41° 41.567′ N, 85° 59.167′ W. Marker is in Elkhart, Indiana, in Elkhart County. Marker is on W. Franklin Street 0 miles west of S. 5th Street, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is easy to find, located just west of downtown Elkhart. Marker is at or near this postal address: 518 W. Franklin Street, Elkhart IN 46514, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Havilah Beardsley (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Havilah Beardsley House (approx. half a mile away); Main St. Memorial Bridge (approx.
Ambrose G. Bierce Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dave Zollinger, July 6, 2010
2. Ambrose G. Bierce Marker
View of the marker from the street.
half a mile away); Elkhart River Wharves (approx. 0.6 miles away); Development of Diagnostic Test Strips (approx. 0.6 miles away); Ruthmere (approx. 0.7 miles away); Island Park (approx. 0.7 miles away); The Rivers for Recreation (approx. 0.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Elkhart.
 
More about this marker. House was abandoned and run down when visited by the author in July of 2010.
 
Also see . . .
1. Ambrose G. Bierce at Wikipedia. (Submitted on July 23, 2011, by Dave Zollinger of Goshen, Indiana.)
2. Ambrose Bierce's Civil War. An article from the New York Times' Disunion series on the Civil War. (Submitted on March 25, 2014, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.) 
 
Categories. Arts, Letters, MusicWar, US Civil
 
Ambrose G. Bierce Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dave Zollinger, July 6, 2010
3. Ambrose G. Bierce Marker
Ambrose G. Bierce Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dave Zollinger, July 6, 2010
4. Ambrose G. Bierce Marker
Another plaque near the front door of the house.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Dave Zollinger of Goshen, Indiana. This page has been viewed 625 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Dave Zollinger of Goshen, Indiana. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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