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

Dr. Elwood Mead

(1858 - 1936)

 

“Engineer Who Made the Desert Bloom”

 
Dr. Elwood Mead Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, May 21, 2013
1. Dr. Elwood Mead Marker
Inscription. Patriot, Ind., native; supervised Hoover Dam construction in Colorado R.; Lake Mead named for him; appointed Director, U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, President Coolidge; served under Presidents Hoover and Roosevelt, top authority on irrigation, reclamation.
 
Erected 1980 by Switzerland County Historical Society. (Marker Number 78.1980.1.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Indiana State Historical Bureau Markers marker series.
 
Location. 38° 50.303′ N, 84° 49.611′ W. Marker is in Patriot, Indiana, in Switzerland County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street (Indiana Route 156) and 3rd Street, on the left when traveling south on Main Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Patriot IN 47038, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Mary Ingles (approx. 5.3 miles away in Kentucky); Big Bone Lick (approx. 5.3 miles away in Kentucky); Big Bone Methodist Church (approx. 5.4 miles away in Kentucky); Lewis and Clark in Kentucky (approx. 5.5 miles away in Kentucky); a different marker also named
Dr. Elwood Mead Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, May 21, 2013
2. Dr. Elwood Mead Marker
Intersection of Main St and 3rd St
Big Bone Lick (approx. 5.5 miles away in Kentucky); Mary Draper Ingles (approx. 5.5 miles away in Kentucky); Piatt's Landing & (approx. 5.9 miles away in Kentucky); Passage To Freedom From Slavery (approx. 7.2 miles away in Kentucky).
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker.
 
Also see . . .  Elwood Mead - Wikipedia. (Submitted on July 22, 2013, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
 
Categories. Notable Persons
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 270 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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