Kingman in Fountain County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Erected 1995 by Nathan Hodge (Eagle Scout Project), Kingman Town Board & the Town People.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce • Railroads & Streetcars • Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1900.
Location. 39° 58.056′ N, 87° 16.686′ W. Marker is in Kingman, Indiana, in Fountain County. Marker is on East Main Street west of South 2nd Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 118 East Main Street, Kingman IN 47952, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Tangier High School Bell (approx. 4 miles away); Wilkins Mill Covered Bridge (approx. 5.3 miles away); Millcreek Township Mill Creek Covered Bridge (approx. 6 miles away); Jungle Park (approx. 6.1 miles away); First Church Built in Parke County 1828 (approx. 6.7 miles away); Fulton Township (approx. 6.7 miles away); Wabash Township (approx. 6.8 miles away).
Regarding Kingman Indiana. (Courtesy: “The Fountain County Neighbor” newspaper - - August 23, 2010 - - front page lead story.)
""Kingman mural restored by artist's family""
“”Nathan Hodge painted the mural on the Kingman Town Hall building about 15 years ago. Hodge, a young man, only lived two more years after completing the mural. Now (2010), more than a decade later, his mother, Beth Hodge, and her grandchildren have worked to restore the painting, which had become time and weather-worn.
Though it would have been easier to paint over the mural, when the Town of Kingman made some improvements to the Town Hall, recently; it was important, not only to Hodge’s family, but to others in the community that the mural remain.
“The town wanted it kept on there,’ said Beth Hodge. “It’s a landmark.”
The mural depicts the Chicago Attica Southern Railway passing through
Beth and her grandchildren, Lucas Bentley (18), Kendra Marriott (13), and Wayde Bentley (11), worked on the mural over the past few weeks. They spent up to about three hours each day, touching up the original brushstrokes, created by Nathan in the mid 90's.
The final touches to the restoration were completed, by Beth, at about 9:30, last Tuesday night. (August 17, 2010)
Lucas is an accomplished young artist, and a graduate of Fountain Central. His work has done well in the annual d’Arlier Cultural Center art contest. Headed for college, this week, it was important to Lucas to see the project completed before he left. He said he had worked on a couple of murals prior to restoring this one. When asked if he would ever design a mural of his own, he said he might, someday.
As they did of the original mural, Kingman Hardware donated the paints for the project. “”
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