Rockville in Parke County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Juliet V. Strauss
Popular columnist writing as “The Country Contributor,” Strauss (1863-1918) idealized simple rural life and traditional roles for women in a time of national shifts in class and gender relations. Began writing for hometown newspaper, Rockville Tribune, 1880, for Indianapolis News, 1903, and for Ladies Home Journal, 1905, which reached a million readers worldwide.
Through her columns and influence, Strauss worked to save old-growth forest, called Turkey Run, from destruction by lumber company. Turkey Run became Indiana’s second state park during Indiana’s centennial celebration, 1916, at a time of heightened national interest in conservation. Indiana women’s clubs dedicated a statue to her efforts at Turkey Run, 1922.
Erected 2012 by Indiana Historical Bureau, Parke County Foundation, Rockville Public Library, Parke County Historical Society, and Friends of Sugar Creek. (Marker Number 61.2012.1.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Indiana State Historical Bureau Markers marker series.
Location. 39° 46.036′ N, 87° 14.05′ W. Marker is in Rockville, Indiana, in Parke County. Marker Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 514 North College Street, Rockville IN 47872, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Parke County Museum (approx. 0.3 miles away); Parke County Veterans (approx. 0.4 miles away); Korea (approx. 0.4 miles away); Honor Roll (approx. 0.4 miles away); Viet-Nam Honor Roll (approx. 0.4 miles away); Two Bells molded into One Bell (approx. half a mile away but has been reported missing); Naming of Rockville (approx. half a mile away); World War Memorial (approx. half a mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Rockville.
Also see . . .
1. "Indiana Journalism Hall of Fame" ::. (Submitted on September 24, 2012, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.)
2. "Juliet Strauss Memorial, Inside Turkey Run State Parke" (Courtesy: coveredbridges.com) ::. (Submitted on September 24, 2012, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.)
3. T.V. News Report - "Juliet V. Strauss" marker Dedication (Courtesy - WTHITV 10.com):. (Submitted on January 21, 2013, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.)
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