Veedersburg in Fountain County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Veedersburg " Scout Cabin "
by W.P.A. - Local Workers
Guy Smith - Project Mgr.
Logs - Walter Marshall Farm
Bricks - Veedersbrg Paving
Erected 2010 by Veedersburg Redevelopment Commission.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings. In addition, it is included in the Works Progress Administration (WPA) projects series list.
Location. 40° 6.936′ N, 87° 16.08′ W. Marker is in Veedersburg, Indiana, in Fountain County. Marker is on West 5th Street west of North College Street, on the right when traveling west. The marker and "Scout Cabin" are located in the southern section of the Veedersburg "Hub Park". Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Veedersburg IN 47987, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Curfew Bell (within shouting distance of this marker); Veedersburg (approx. 0.2 miles away); Booe - Inlow - d'Arlier Cultural Center (approx. ¼ mile away); Lee and Mike Ramsey Nineteenth Century Functional Commercial Building (approx. 0.4 miles away); Veedersburg Memorial Park (approx. 0.4 miles away); Veedersburg - VanBuren Township War Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); a different marker also named Veedersburg (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Veedersburg.
Regarding Veedersburg " Scout Cabin ". In the mid-1930's the W.P.A. workers built the "Scout Cabin". The local project manager was Guy Smith of Veedersburg.
It is a full log constructed building with one Black Walnut log on the bottom and the rest Sycamore. An original full hearth rustic fire place is still used.
The cabin was built for the community with the stipulation the Boy Scouts were to always have priority in using it for their activities—as their leaders so desired. The cabin is also used by the general public.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 6, 2010, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. This page has been viewed 1,627 times since then and 47 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10. submitted on August 6, 2010, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.