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

Spanish American War Veterans Gave Their Cannon

 
 
Spanish American War Veterans Gave Their Cannon Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Al Wolf, July 12, 2009
1. Spanish American War Veterans Gave Their Cannon Marker
Inscription.  
In appreciation
of the
Spanish American War Veterans
who gave their cannon from
this Site for World War II

Harry Bohannon Post
No. 75 American Legion
installs and dedicates this field
piece in their honor.

 
Erected 1949 by Harry Bohannon Post No. 75 American Legion.
 
Topics. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: War, Spanish-AmericanWar, World II.
 
Location. 40° 35.189′ N, 86° 40.52′ W. Marker is in Delphi, Indiana, in Carroll County. Memorial is at the intersection of South Market Street and West Franklin Street, on the right when traveling south on South Market Street. Marker is on the North/West corner of the Courthouse lawn. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Delphi IN 46923, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Delphi (within shouting distance of this marker); Delphi Courthouse Square Historic District (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Civil War Memorial - Carroll County Indiana (about 300
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feet away); a different marker also named Delphi (about 300 feet away); Delphi City Hall (about 300 feet away); The Young Building (about 600 feet away); Fred Niewerth Building (about 700 feet away); Little Church On The Canal (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Delphi.
 
Regarding Spanish American War Veterans Gave Their Cannon. During World War II the need for many items created scrap (metal) drives throughout the United States.

Everyone was asked to contribute any metal (or other items) that they felt might help the war effort. Collection locations were designated for people to gather their items.

Many relic cannon were given to assist the efforts of World War II. (Another example of cannon given was at Warsaw, Indiana. The Warsaw cannon were replaced with concrete replicas.)
 
Also see . . .
1. Scrap Metal Drive. Nebraska Studies entry; a good item in helping to understand the "Scrap Drives." (Submitted on July 13, 2009, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.) 

2. Video - "Scrap Drives", "Red Cross", and the "Home Front" ::. Young students
Wide View - - Spanish American War Veterans Gave Their Cannon Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Al Wolf, July 12, 2009
2. Wide View - - Spanish American War Veterans Gave Their Cannon Marker
made this Excellent video - - which does a top job telling about the shortages during the war efforts of World War II. (Submitted on July 13, 2009, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.) 
 
Full Right View - - Spanish American War Veterans Gave Their Cannon Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Al Wolf, July 12, 2009
3. Full Right View - - Spanish American War Veterans Gave Their Cannon Marker
The cannon which replaced the Spanish-American War Veterans gun is a M5 75mm Anti-tank Gun on carriage M6. This particular equipment was issued to Tank Destroyer battalion during World War II.
Left Rear View - - Spanish American War Veterans Gave Their Cannon Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Al Wolf, July 12, 2009
4. Left Rear View - - Spanish American War Veterans Gave Their Cannon Marker
Right Rear View - - Spanish American War Veterans Gave Their Cannon Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Al Wolf, July 12, 2009
5. Right Rear View - - Spanish American War Veterans Gave Their Cannon Marker
Left Front View - - Spanish American War Veterans Gave Their Cannon Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Al Wolf, July 12, 2009
6. Left Front View - - Spanish American War Veterans Gave Their Cannon Marker
Plaque on the cannon image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Doda, July 18, 2020
7. Plaque on the cannon
South Side - - Carroll County Courthouse image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Al Wolf, July 12, 2009
8. South Side - - Carroll County Courthouse
East Side - - Carroll County Courthouse image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Al Wolf, July 12, 2009
9. East Side - - Carroll County Courthouse
North Side - - Carroll County Courthouse image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Al Wolf, July 12, 2009
10. North Side - - Carroll County Courthouse
Mr. & Mrs. M. M. Murphy Drinking Fountains image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Al Wolf, July 12, 2009
11. Mr. & Mrs. M. M. Murphy Drinking Fountains
Within view of the marker are working drinking fountains for public use.
Other View - - Mr. & Mrs. M. M. Murphy Drinking Fountains image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Al Wolf, July 12, 2009
12. Other View - - Mr. & Mrs. M. M. Murphy Drinking Fountains
(Click for details.) The field piece marker can be seen in the background - to the right of the drinking fountain in the photo.
Carroll County Museum in Courthouse - Sign image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Al Wolf, July 12, 2009
13. Carroll County Museum in Courthouse - Sign
Carroll County Civil War Memorial image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Al Wolf
14. Carroll County Civil War Memorial
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 2, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 13, 2009, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. This page has been viewed 1,915 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on July 13, 2009, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.   7. submitted on December 2, 2020, by Craig Doda of Napoleon, Ohio.   8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14. submitted on July 13, 2009, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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