Saint Joe in DeKalb County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
(Born November 24, 1938)
— Local Leader —
This wooden statue is a tribute to Phil Carpenter, a local leader in DeKalb Eastern School District who was instrumental in the creation of the St. Joe River Greenway in 2001. The project was crafted by our local artist, David Drake.
Phil grew up in this area and graduated from St. Joe High School in 1957. He is an Air Force veteran and served in the Vietnam War from 1967-68. He was a member of the DeKalb Eastern School Board from 1994-1996 before becoming the district's business manager. He held that position from 1996-2014 before again holding a leadership position on the school board in 2017. Mr. Carpenter has seven children and 19 grandchildren. His influence in the DeKalb Eastern Schools and especially in the St. Joe area is immeasurable.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Education • Industry & Commerce • Parks & Recreational Areas • War, Vietnam. A significant historical year for this entry is 2001.
Location. 41° 18.659′ N, 84° 54.15′ W. Marker is in Saint Joe, Indiana, in DeKalb County. Marker is on River Greenway Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6127 River Greenway, Saint Joe IN 46785, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. In The Distance (here, next to this marker); Abraham Lincoln (a few steps from this marker); James Franklin Sechler (Frank) (a few steps from this marker); Jim Davis (a few steps from this marker); Myra Selby (within shouting distance of this marker); Jeff Gordon (within shouting distance of this marker); Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); G.A.R. Civil War Memorial (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Saint Joe.
Credits. This page was last revised on November 24, 2021. It was originally submitted on November 19, 2021, by Craig Doda of Napoleon, Ohio. This page has been viewed 112 times since then and 48 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 19, 2021, by Craig Doda of Napoleon, Ohio. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.