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Near Crawfordsville in Montgomery County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Dorothy Madden Hobson Luther

Naturalist and Ornithologist

 
 
Dorothy Madden Hobson Luther Marker image. Click for full size.
C C from Crawfordsville, circa May 10, 2010
1. Dorothy Madden Hobson Luther Marker
Inscription.  This 11.8 acre tract was the homesite of Dorothy and Frederic. It is a gift to Shades State Park in her memory by the Estate of Frederic Luther. Dorothy Madden Hobson, 1905-1999, a native of Parke County, Indiana, was Chief Naturalist at Turkey Run State Park and served as a Naturalist-Guide at Clifty Falls State Park and at McCormick's Creek State Park in the 1940s.

She spent the summers of 1947-1950 studying tropical birds in Central America. In 1950 she was the first woman elected President of the Indiana State Audubon Society. A graduate of Butler University, and Columbia University, she also studied ornithology at Cornell University. She taught for thirty years at George Washington High School in Indianapolis.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EducationEnvironmentWomen. A significant historical year for this entry is 1950.
 
Location. 39° 56.806′ N, 87° 3.556′ W. Marker is near Crawfordsville, Indiana, in Montgomery County. Marker is on State Road 234, on the right when traveling south. near Deers Mill Covered Bridge. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Waveland IN 47989, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Oldest Surviving Veteran of American Revolution (approx. 3.1 miles away); Phanuel Lutheran Church - - Jackson Township (approx. 4.6 miles away); First Church Built in Parke County 1828 (approx. 5.1 miles away); Portland Mills Covered Bridge (approx. 6.2 miles away); Turkey Run (approx. 8.8 miles away); All Veterans in War and Peace (approx. 9.4 miles away); Chief Cornstalk’s Village (approx. 9.7 miles away); William Bratton (approx. 9.7 miles away).
 
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Photographed By Cc - Crawfordsville Indiana, May 18, 2010
2. Dorothy Madden Hobson Luther Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 25, 2018. It was originally submitted on June 23, 2011, by Connie Cork of Crawfordsville, Indiana. This page has been viewed 1,012 times since then and 41 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 23, 2011. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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