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Roger J. McKee Memorial Fountain

 
 
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By TeamOHE, June 14, 2019
1. Roger J. McKee Memorial Fountain Marker
Inscription.  
Roger McKee was a talented and visionary civic leader. This fountain is dedicated to his decades of public service and humanitarian causes. His proudest accomplishments were the preservation of the land which this Millennium Plaza is located and the public acquisition of The west Beach area, including Mount Baldy. His tenure of public service encompassed four years of duty in the U.S. Merchant Marines twenty seven years as postmaster, two terms on the city council, and five years as council president. He left an indelible mark on Michigan City by establishing numerous foundations and diligently serving on more than twenty different boards, commissions, and service organizations. Above all, Roger McKee was a tremendous advocate Of Michigan City and all the people who live here.

"I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith."
 
Erected 2007.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public WorkCommunicationsParks & Recreational AreasWaterways & Vessels. A significant historical date for this entry is October 6, 2007.
 
Location.

Roger J. McKee Memorial Fountain Marker image. Click for full size.
By TeamOHE, June 14, 2019
2. Roger J. McKee Memorial Fountain Marker
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41° 43.367′ N, 86° 54.317′ W. Marker is in Michigan City, Indiana, in LaPorte County. Marker is on Franklin Street 0.1 miles south of Lake Shore Drive, on the right when traveling south. The marker is on the grounds of the Millennium Plaza. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 61 Franklin St, Michigan City IN 46360, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Millennium Plaza (within shouting distance of this marker); Washington Park Historic District (within shouting distance of this marker); Michigan City Lighthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Michigan City Spanish War Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Michigan City GAR Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Michigan City Civil War Monument (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Private First Class Daniel D. Bruce (about 600 feet away); Michigan City Memorial Plaza (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Michigan City.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 26, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 26, 2020, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. This page has been viewed 57 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 26, 2020, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.
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