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Vincennes in Knox County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

" Let There Be Light "

— Indiana Territory's First Newspaper —

 
 
" Let There Be Light " Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Al Wolf, October 10, 2009
1. " Let There Be Light " Marker
Inscription.  Site of print shop where Elihu Stout (1782 - 1860), Past Grand Master of Masons in Indiana, established Indiana Territory's first newspaper, summer 1804. Originally The Indiana Gazette, it was renamed The Western Sun July 4, 1807.
 
Erected 1975 by The Grand Lodge F. & A. M. of Indiana.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: CommunicationsEducationSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical month for this entry is July 1804.
 
Location. 38° 40.936′ N, 87° 31.779′ W. Marker is in Vincennes, Indiana, in Knox County. Marker is on North 1st Street east of Buntin Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Vincennes IN 47591, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. State Bank of Indiana (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Ellis Mansion (about 700 feet away); The Grand Opera House (about 800 feet away); Home of Francis Vigo (approx. 0.2 miles away); Niblack Mansion (approx. 0.2 miles away); Chief Tecumseh
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(approx. 0.2 miles away); The Baty Place (approx. 0.2 miles away); Sieur De Vincennes (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Vincennes.
 
Obverse Side - - " Let There Be Light " Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Al Wolf, October 10, 2009
2. Obverse Side - - " Let There Be Light " Marker
Wide View  - - " Let There Be Light " Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Al Wolf, October 10, 2009
3. Wide View - - " Let There Be Light " Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 2, 2021. It was originally submitted on October 14, 2009, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. This page has been viewed 1,173 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 14, 2009, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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