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

U.S. Quartermaster Depot

 
 
U.S. Quartermaster Depot Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, November 26, 2021
1. U.S. Quartermaster Depot Marker
Inscription.  Located on 10th Street, the Jeffersonville Quartermaster Depot was built 1871-74 on land donated by the city to the Federal government.

It served from the Indian Wars of the 1870s through the Korean War and made many contributions to America, including the Phillips Pack Saddle, the Army stove, a wooden pallet for use with forklifts, illustrated mechanical drawing, a fastener for use with piggyback railroad cars, and many other inventions and creations.

The Jeffersonville Depot was the only one to function as a manufactory, storage facility, shipping, and scientific experimental facility. It was closed in 1957.

In 2006, the Quartermaster was renovated and now houses City Hall and many other businesses.

Image 1
Aerial View, 1958

Image 2
Group of women workers outside of the Quartermaster, 1917. This particular group, from the Fall Cities, helped produce 8,500,000 shirts for the depot during the first world war. This was the largest shirt manufacturer in the world at this time.

Image 3
Quartermaster work force fastening belt buckles in 1942.
 
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Location. 38° 16.291′ N, 85° 44.567′ W. Marker is in Jeffersonville, Indiana, in Clark County. Marker can be reached from Mulberry Street south of West Maple Street, on the left when traveling south. Located in Big Four Station Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 301 Mulberry St, Jeffersonville IN 47130, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Big Four Pedestrian/Bicycle Path (within shouting distance of this marker); 2nd Street Bridge Construction (within shouting distance of this marker); Steamboats and Shipyards (within shouting distance of this marker); Historic Flood of 1937 (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Big Four Bridge Collapse (about 300 feet away); Civil War Memorial (about 400 feet away); Flooding (about 500 feet away); The History of Preservation Station (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jeffersonville.
 
U.S. Quartermaster Depot Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, November 26, 2021
2. U.S. Quartermaster Depot Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 26, 2021. It was originally submitted on November 26, 2021, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 225 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 26, 2021, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.

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