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Homer E. Capehart / GOP Cornfield Conference

 
 
Side A - - Homer E. Capehart / GOP Cornfield Conference Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Al Wolf, October 10, 2009
1. Side A - - Homer E. Capehart / GOP Cornfield Conference Marker
Inscription.  
Side A
Homer E. Capehart
Born into Indiana farming family 1897. Manufactured and pioneered sales of automatic phonographs, creating Capehart Corporation. Executive of Rudolph Wurlitzer Company 1933-1944. Organized 1938 Republican Party "Cornfield Conference" on Capehart farm land across the road. Became influential in party; served as U.S. senator 1945-1963. Died 1979.

Side B
GOP Cornfield Conference
Republican Party rally organized by Homer E. Capehart took place August 26-27, 1938 on the Capehart farm. Thousands from Indiana and other states attended; received significant national news coverage. Event sparked revival of Republican Party in Indiana and nationally and launched Capehart's political career.
 
Erected 1999 by Indiana Historical Bureau and Daviess County Visitors Bureau. (Marker Number 14.1999.2.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Government & PoliticsNotable Events
Side B - - Homer E. Capehart / GOP Cornfield Conference Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Al Wolf, October 10, 2009
2. Side B - - Homer E. Capehart / GOP Cornfield Conference Marker
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. In addition, it is included in the Indiana Historical Bureau Markers series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1897.
 
Location. 38° 44.744′ N, 87° 11.723′ W. Marker is near Washington, Indiana, in Daviess County. Marker is at the intersection of Road W660N and Road 150W, on the left when traveling west on Road W660N. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Washington IN 47501, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Mimi's House (approx. 5.8 miles away); Civil War Memorial - Daviess County Indiana (approx. 6.1 miles away); Fort Flora (approx. 6.3 miles away); Baltimore & Ohio Southwestern Railroad Depot (approx. 6.3 miles away); Robert C. Graham (approx. 7.2 miles away); Vincennes Donation Lands (approx. 8 miles away); Wabash and Erie Canal (approx. 10.6 miles away); Joe Dawson (approx. 12½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Washington.
 
Also see . . .  Official Web Site - U. S. Congress::. Good Congressional Biographical outline of Homer E. Capehart and his photo. (Submitted on October 12, 2009, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.) 
 
Long View - - Homer E. Capehart / GOP Cornfield Conference Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Al Wolf, October 10, 2009
3. Long View - - Homer E. Capehart / GOP Cornfield Conference Marker
Looking North/West - - Homer E. Capehart / GOP Cornfield Conference Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Al Wolf, October 10, 2009
4. Looking North/West - - Homer E. Capehart / GOP Cornfield Conference Marker
Bench at Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Al Wolf, October 10, 2009
5. Bench at Marker
Time Capsule - - 2038 image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Al Wolf, October 10, 2009
6. Time Capsule - - 2038
West View - - Homer E. Capehart / GOP Cornfield Conference Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Al Wolf, October 10, 2009
7. West View - - Homer E. Capehart / GOP Cornfield Conference Marker
South-Westerly View - - Homer E. Capehart / GOP Cornfield Conference Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Al Wolf, October 10, 2009
8. South-Westerly View - - Homer E. Capehart / GOP Cornfield Conference Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on October 12, 2009, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. This page has been viewed 1,330 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on October 12, 2009, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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Aug. 16, 2022