Elwood in Madison County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Wendell L. Willkie
Republican Presidential candidate delivered his acceptance speech at Callaway Park, August 17, 1940.
Wilkie’s Democrat opponent, Franklin D. Roosevelt, won the 1940 election and later appointed Wilkie to Britain as a liaison during World War II.
Dedicated August 18, 1990.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Government & Politics • War, World II. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #32 Franklin D. Roosevelt series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1940.
Location. 40° 17.157′ N, 85° 50.202′ W. Marker is in Elwood, Indiana, in Madison County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of North 19th Street and North J Street. Marker is at entrance to Callaway Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Elwood IN 46036, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Wendell Willkie (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Landmark Oak (approx. 5.9 miles away); Indiana’s First Interurban (approx. 8.7 miles away); Micajah Chamness Sr (approx. 8.9 miles away); Alexandria Veterans Memorial (approx. 9 miles away).
Also see . . . Wendell Wilkie. Wikipedia entry (Submitted on January 5, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.)
Credits. This page was last revised on January 5, 2021. It was originally submitted on June 17, 2007, by M. Bowyer of Indianapolis, Indiana. This page has been viewed 1,534 times since then and 102 times this year. Photo 1. submitted on June 17, 2007, by M. Bowyer of Indianapolis, Indiana. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
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