Marker Logo HMdb.org THE HISTORICAL
MARKER DATABASE
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Garrett in DeKalb County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

John Bowersox (Bowers)

ca. 1884 - 1936

 
 
John Bowersox (Bowers) Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Kern Butler, September 25, 2021
1. John Bowersox (Bowers) Marker
Inscription.  

Stage performer and silent film actor John Bowersox grew up along Cowen Street. He performed in amateur plays in Huntington and in 1904 joined a professional touring company. Adopting the stage name Bowers, he debuted on Broadway in 1912 and appeared in his first film in 1914. A versatile actor, he frequently stared as a leading man during the silent film era.

Bowers appeared in over 90 films, including The Sky Pilot (1921), Lorna Doone (1922), and Chickie (1925). Like other actors of the era, he struggled to transition to talkies. He returned to Indiana briefly in the 1930s and wrote a weekly serial for the Garrett Clipper, In 1960, Bowers received a star on the Hollywood Walk of fame for his contributions to film.
 
Erected 2021 by Indiana Historical Bureau. (Marker Number 17.2020.1.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicEntertainment. In addition, it is included in the Indiana Historical Bureau Markers series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1904.
 
Location. 41° 20.984′ 
Paid Advertisement
Click on the ad for more information.
Please report objectionable advertising to the Editor.
Click or scan to see
this page online
N, 85° 8.209′ W. Marker is in Garrett, Indiana, in DeKalb County. Marker is on Cowen Street, 0.1 miles north of West Keyser Street, on the left when traveling south. The marker stands north of the Garrett Public Library. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 117 South Cowen Street, Garrett IN 46738, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Garrett Keyser Butler Veterans Memorial (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Creek Chub Bait Company (about 500 feet away); Memorial To Jacob And Sarah Ober Brechbill (approx. 1.7 miles away); Fallen Warbirds Veterans Memorial (approx. 2.6 miles away); Rangers (approx. 2.7 miles away); Herb Snow (approx. 4.1 miles away); Frank Eckhart (approx. 4.1 miles away); Duesenberg (approx. 4.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Garrett.
 
John Bowersox (Bowers) Marker Reverse image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Kern Butler, September 25, 2021
2. John Bowersox (Bowers) Marker Reverse
John Bowersox (Bowers) Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Doda, November 13, 2021
3. John Bowersox (Bowers) Marker
John Bowersox (Bowers) Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Doda, November 13, 2021
4. John Bowersox (Bowers) Marker
John Bowersox (Bowers) Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Doda, November 13, 2021
5. John Bowersox (Bowers) Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 6, 2024. It was originally submitted on September 25, 2021, by Kern Butler of Auburn, Indiana. This page has been viewed 129 times since then and 13 times this year. Last updated on January 1, 2024, by J.T. Lambrou of New Boston, Michigan. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 25, 2021, by Kern Butler of Auburn, Indiana.   3, 4, 5. submitted on November 14, 2021, by Craig Doda of Napoleon, Ohio. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.

Share this page.  
Share on Tumblr
m=238482

CeraNet Cloud Computing sponsors the Historical Marker Database.
U.S. FTC REQUIRED NOTICE: This website earns income from purchases you make after using links to Amazon.com. Thank you.
Paid Advertisements
Mar. 3, 2024