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Goshen in Elkhart County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)

Howard W. Hawks

Howard W. Hawks Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dave Zollinger, May 6, 2010
1. Howard W. Hawks Marker
Inscription.  Born 1896 in house on this site into locally prominent family. Moved with parents to Neenah, Wisconsin 1899 and to Pasadena, California 1906. Hawks - director, producer, screenwriter - is recognized as one of Hollywood's greatest filmmakers. His more than forty-six movies include fine examples of traditional film genres, both comedy and drama. Died 1977.
Erected 1998 by Indiana Historical Bureau, Elkhart County Historical Society, and Goshen Historical Society. (Marker Number 20.1998.1.)
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 1896.
Location. 41° 35.012′ N, 85° 49.984′ W. Marker is in Goshen, Indiana, in Elkhart County. Marker is at the intersection of South 5th Street and East Jefferson Street, on the left when traveling north on South 5th Street. You can reach the marker by travelling one block north of US 33/Madison Street on S. 5th Street,
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marker will be on the left. Alternately you can go one block east of US 33/SR 15/ Main Street on E. Jefferson Street, marker will be on your right. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 301 South 5th Street, Goshen IN 46526, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Old Goshen High School (a few steps from this marker); Goshen World War I Memorial (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Goshen’s Carnegie Library (about 700 feet away); The Historic Goshen Police Booth (approx. ¼ mile away); Elkhart County Courthouse (approx. ¼ mile away); The Old Stone Bridge (approx. ¼ mile away); Elkhart County Honor Roll (approx. ¼ mile away); Millrace Hydraulic Canal - Hawks Electric Company (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Goshen.
More about this marker. Marker is located in the front lawn of the current Masonic Temple.
Also see . . .
1. Howard Hawks. Wikipedia entry about Howard W. Hawks (Submitted on May 6, 2010, by Dave Zollinger of Goshen, Indiana.) 

2. Howard Hawks at IMDB. Listing for Howard W. Hawks at the Internet Movie Database (Submitted on May 6, 2010, by Dave Zollinger of Goshen, Indiana.) 

3. Trailer for Sergeant York, for which Hawks received an Oscar nomination for Best Director.

(Submitted on January 4, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.) 
Additional keywords. Movies
Credits. This page was last revised on January 4, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 6, 2010, by Dave Zollinger of Goshen, Indiana. This page has been viewed 1,388 times since then and 62 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 6, 2010, by Dave Zollinger of Goshen, Indiana. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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Sep. 28, 2023