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

Barbara Fox, Pioneer Lady Inventor

 
 
Barbara Fox, Pioneer Lady Inventor Marker image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Marilyn S. Wolf, August 7, 2011
1. Barbara Fox, Pioneer Lady Inventor Marker
Inscription. Miss Barbara Fox came to Napoleon in 1852 as a child and lived next door to the Railroad House Hotel. She received United States patents in 1892 and 1895 for a fire escape. On October 12, 1895 she invited people to test it and they were lowered successfully from the window of the upper floor of the 1879 John F. Heimsath Flouring Mill.
 
Erected by Ripley County Historical Society.
 
Location. 39° 12.365′ N, 85° 19.83′ W. Marker is in Napoleon, Indiana, in Ripley County. Marker is at the intersection of Madison Street (U.S. 421) and Wilson Street, on the left when traveling south on Madison Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Napoleon IN 47034, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Berry's Trace (here, next to this marker); The Fugitive Trail (approx. 5.5 miles away); Abolitionists (approx. 5.5 miles away); John Andrews, Master Craftsman (approx. 5.6 miles away); James Harrison Cravens (approx. 5.6 miles away); Ohio and Mississippi Railroad (approx. 5.7 miles away); Union Flat Rock Cemetery Memorial (approx. 6.3 miles away); Union Church (approx. 6.3 miles away).
 
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Other View - - Barbara Fox, Pioneer Lady Inventor Marker image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Marilyn S. Wolf, August 7, 2011
2. Other View - - Barbara Fox, Pioneer Lady Inventor Marker
Wide View - - Barbara Fox, Pioneer Lady Inventor Marker image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Marilyn S. Wolf, August 7, 2011
3. Wide View - - Barbara Fox, Pioneer Lady Inventor Marker
Underground Railroad Route - (# 6) image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Marilyn S. Wolf, August 7, 2011
4. Underground Railroad Route - (# 6)
Looking East - - Barbara Fox, Pioneer Lady Inventor Marker image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Marilyn S. Wolf, August 7, 2011
5. Looking East - - Barbara Fox, Pioneer Lady Inventor Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. This page has been viewed 457 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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