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Rockville in Parke County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Juliet V. Strauss

 
 
Side One - - Juliet V. Strauss Marker image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Marilyn S. Wolf, September 23, 2012
1. Side One - - Juliet V. Strauss Marker
Inscription.  Popular columnist writing as “The Country Contributor,” Strauss (1863-1918) idealized simple rural life and traditional roles for women in a time of national shifts in class and gender relations. Began writing for hometown newspaper, Rockville Tribune, 1880, for Indianapolis News, 1903, and for Ladies Home Journal, 1905, which reached a million readers worldwide.

Through her columns and influence, Strauss worked to save old-growth forest, called Turkey Run, from destruction by lumber company. Turkey Run became Indiana’s second state park during Indiana’s centennial celebration, 1916, at a time of heightened national interest in conservation. Indiana women’s clubs dedicated a statue to her efforts at Turkey Run, 1922.
 
Erected 2012 by Indiana Historical Bureau, Parke County Foundation, Rockville Public Library, Parke County Historical Society, and Friends of Sugar Creek. (Marker Number 61.2012.1.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Communications
Side Two - - Juliet V. Strauss Marker image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Marilyn S. Wolf, September 23, 2012
2. Side Two - - Juliet V. Strauss Marker
EnvironmentParks & Recreational AreasWomen. In addition, it is included in the Indiana Historical Bureau Markers series list.
 
Location. 39° 46.036′ N, 87° 14.05′ W. Marker is in Rockville, Indiana, in Parke County. Marker is on North College Street south of Howard Avenue, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 514 North College Street, Rockville IN 47872, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Parke County Museum (approx. 0.3 miles away); Parke County Veterans (approx. 0.4 miles away); Korea (approx. 0.4 miles away); Honor Roll (approx. 0.4 miles away); Viet-Nam Honor Roll (approx. 0.4 miles away); Naming of Rockville (approx. half a mile away); World War Memorial (approx. half a mile away); Rockville Chautauqua Pavilion (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rockville.
 
Wide View - - Juliet V. Strauss Marker image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Marilyn S. Wolf, September 23, 2012
3. Wide View - - Juliet V. Strauss Marker
Other Wide View - - Juliet V. Strauss Marker image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Marilyn S. Wolf, September 23, 2012
4. Other Wide View - - Juliet V. Strauss Marker
Looking South - - Juliet V. Strauss Marker image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Marilyn S. Wolf, September 23, 2012
5. Looking South - - Juliet V. Strauss Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 19, 2019. It was originally submitted on September 24, 2012, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. This page has been viewed 726 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on September 24, 2012, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.
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