Marker Logo HMdb.org THE HISTORICAL
MARKER DATABASE
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”

Elkhart in Logan County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

1917 Krupp K-14 Light Artillery Cannon

 
 
1917 Krupp K-14 Light Artillery Cannon Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, September 27, 2020
1. 1917 Krupp K-14 Light Artillery Cannon Marker
Inscription.  This is a 1917 Krupp K-14 Light Artillery Cannon which was brought to the Elkhart community in the early 1920s where it was displayed at the Elkhart Community High School until the mid 1970's. The High School closed and the cannon was moved to the library property. The cannon is one of 724 made, and was used from 1915 through WW II. This cannon was pulled by six horses on wooden spoke wheels and weights 6,217 lbs. It accurately fired four-inch, forty-pound rounds, up to eight miles.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EducationWar, World II.
 
Location. 40° 1.279′ N, 89° 28.894′ W. Marker is in Elkhart, Illinois, in Logan County. Marker is on Bohan Street west of North Bogardus Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 121 Bohan St, Elkhart IL 62634, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Elkhart Public Library (a few steps from this marker); Route 66 in Elkhart (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Veterans Memorial (about 500 feet away); Lincoln-Latham-Douglas at the Kentucky House
1917 Krupp K-14 Light Artillery Cannon Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, September 27, 2020
2. 1917 Krupp K-14 Light Artillery Cannon Marker
(about 500 feet away); Lincoln With John Dean Gillett (about 500 feet away); Heritage Corner (about 500 feet away); Elkhart Cemetery (approx. half a mile away); Lincoln's Elkhart Connection (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Elkhart.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 9, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 8, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. This page has been viewed 40 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 8, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.
Paid Advertisement
Jan. 28, 2021