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Near North Vernon in Jennings County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Muscatatuck Park

 
 
Side 'One' - - Muscatatuck Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Marilyn S. Wolf, August 7, 2011
1. Side 'One' - - Muscatatuck Park Marker
Inscription.
Side one:
Opened 1921 as Indiana's fourth state park for its natural beauty and recreation potential. Named Vinegar Mills State Park after stone-cutting mill in park. Renamed Muscatatuck State Park 1922. Stone shelters and stairways, fire tower, trails, and retaining walls were built by Works Progress Administration and Civilian Conservation Corps 1930s.
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Side two:
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Nearby home (built 1850) of William Read, owner of stone-cutting mill, was used as an inn by the state park. Quail were raised in park 1953-1962; park was renamed Muscatatuck State Park and Game Farm. State youth camp was started in park 1962. In 1968, park was returned to Jennings County for recreational uses 1968. Walnut Grove Schoolhouse (1913) moved here 1990.
 
Erected 1999 by Indiana Historical Bureau and Jennings County Parks and Recreation Department. (Marker Number 40.1999.1.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Civilian Conservation Corps, the Indiana State Historical Bureau Markers, and the Works Progress Administration (WPA) projects marker series.
 
Location. 38° 59.413′ N, 85° 37.015′ W. Marker is near North Vernon, Indiana, in Jennings
Side 'Two' - - Muscatatuck Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Marilyn S. Wolf, August 7, 2011
2. Side 'Two' - - Muscatatuck Park Marker
County. Marker is at the intersection of State Road 7 and Muscatatuck Park Entrance Road, on the left when traveling north on State Road 7. Click for map. Located between Vernon and North Vernon on State Road number 7. Marker is at or near this postal address: 325 N State Hwy 7, North Vernon IN 47265, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Vernon Historic District (approx. 0.6 miles away); Morgan's Raid (approx. 0.6 miles away); New Survey Markers Set (approx. 0.6 miles away); Jonathan Jennings (approx. 0.6 miles away); Jennings County Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.9 miles away); Morgan is Forced to Turn Back, (approx. one mile away); Kellar Grist Mill (approx. 6.1 miles away); Hannah Milhous Nixon (approx. 6.6 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Muscatatuck Park. (Submitted on August 12, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
 
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Wide View - - Muscatatuck Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Marilyn S. Wolf, August 7, 2011
3. Wide View - - Muscatatuck Park Marker
Looking North - - Muscatatuck Park Sign image. Click for full size.
By Marilyn S. Wolf, August 7, 2011
4. Looking North - - Muscatatuck Park Sign
Looking South - - Muscatatuck Park Sign -and- Marker image. Click for full size.
By Marilyn S. Wolf, August 7, 2011
5. Looking South - - Muscatatuck Park Sign -and- Marker
Marker can be seen in the back-ground on the right in this photo.
William Read Home Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, October 14, 2016
6. William Read Home Plaque
Walnut Grove - One Room School image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, October 14, 2016
7. Walnut Grove - One Room School
Vinegar Mill Stone Cutting Quarry image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, October 14, 2016
8. Vinegar Mill Stone Cutting Quarry
Muscatatuck Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, October 14, 2016
9. Muscatatuck Park Marker
1850 William Read Home at right.
William Read Home 1850 image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, October 14, 2016
10. William Read Home 1850
Walnut Grove - One Room School image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, October 14, 2016
11. Walnut Grove - One Room School
Vinegar Mill Stone Cutting Quarry image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, October 14, 2016
12. Vinegar Mill Stone Cutting Quarry
Vinegar Mill Stone Cutting Quarry Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, October 14, 2016
13. Vinegar Mill Stone Cutting Quarry Plaque
Vinegar Mill Stone Cutting Quarry image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, October 14, 2016
14. Vinegar Mill Stone Cutting Quarry
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. This page has been viewed 471 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.   6. submitted on , by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee.   7. submitted on , by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee.   8. submitted on , by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee.   9, 10. submitted on , by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee.   11, 12. submitted on , by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee.   13, 14. submitted on , by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on December 15, 2016.
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