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South Bend in St. Joseph County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Special Olympics Island

Dedicated October, 1987

 
 
Special Olympics Island Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Lou Donkle, July 1, 2022
1. Special Olympics Island Marker
Inscription.  
Special Olympics Island is dedicated in honor of the Special Olympians and the spirit of The VII International Summer Special Olympics Games held in South Bend, July 31 to August 7, 1987.

Special Olympics Island is to help us remember and emulate the courage and the love of the Special Olympians who showed us how people from all over the world can work, play, and live together in blessed harmony.
 
Erected 1987 by Roger O. Parent, Mayor of South Bend, Indiana.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Sports. A significant historical year for this entry is 1987.
 
Location. 41° 40.569′ N, 86° 14.827′ W. Marker is in South Bend, Indiana, in St. Joseph County. Marker can be reached from East Colfax Street (Business U.S. 20) east of Doctor M.L.K. Jr. Boulevard (Indiana Route 933), on the right when traveling east. The marker can only be seen when on Island Park which is accessible through the Century Center. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 120 S St Joseph St, South Bend IN 46601, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Knute Rockne (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); Lincoln & Dixie Highways
Marker in Front of the Century Center image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Lou Donkle, July 1, 2022
2. Marker in Front of the Century Center
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(approx. 0.2 miles away); Howard Park (approx. 0.2 miles away); Replica of the Statue of Liberty (approx. ¼ mile away); On This Site South Bend Was Founded (approx. ¼ mile away); A Window To Our Past (approx. ¼ mile away); St. Joseph County Civil War Monument (approx. ¼ mile away); J. Chester and Elizabeth Allen (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in South Bend.
 
View of Special Olympics Island from inside the Century Center (Marker not visible) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Lou Donkle, July 1, 2022
3. View of Special Olympics Island from inside the Century Center (Marker not visible)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 29, 2022. It was originally submitted on July 26, 2022, by Lou Donkle of Valparaiso, Indiana. This page has been viewed 29 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 26, 2022, by Lou Donkle of Valparaiso, Indiana. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.

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Sep. 28, 2022