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

Fred A. Loew

Mar. 8, 1874 - Nov. 7, 1950

 
 
Fred A. Loew Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Doda, August 28, 2021
1. Fred A. Loew Marker
Inscription.  Dr. Loew, a Huntington College alumnus, was also a professor here for well over thirty years. He is credited with introducing the growth of soy beans to this part of the state. He was the county's first agricultural agent (1917 -1922), directed the Purdue Experimental Station north of the city, and organized local 4-H clubs. The city appointed him superintendent of the World War I gardens. He served as circuit court clerk from 1928 until 1932. In 1935 Dr. Loew founded the Botanical Gardens on campus, which became internationally known.
 
Erected by American Revolution Bicentennial 1776-1976.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EducationHorticulture & ForestryWar, World I. A significant historical year for this entry is 1928.
 
Location. 40° 53.924′ N, 85° 29.718′ W. Marker is in Huntington, Indiana, in Huntington County. Marker is on College Avenue when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Huntington IN 46750, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Fred A. Loew (about 500 feet away,
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measured in a direct line); Huntington County Civil War Memorial (approx. 0.9 miles away); Huntington High School / General James R. Slack 1818 - 1881 (approx. 0.9 miles away); Old Plat Historic District (approx. 0.9 miles away); Rock House (approx. one mile away); Burk's Lock (approx. one mile away); Canal Landing on Washington Street / Jefferson Park Mall (approx. 1.1 miles away); Moore-Carlew Building (approx. 1.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Huntington.
 
Fred A. Loew Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Doda, August 28, 2021
2. Fred A. Loew Marker
Fred A. Loew Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Doda, August 28, 2021
3. Fred A. Loew Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 2, 2021. It was originally submitted on August 31, 2021, by Craig Doda of Napoleon, Ohio. This page has been viewed 102 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 31, 2021, by Craig Doda of Napoleon, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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