Rockville in Parke County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Juliet V. Strauss
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 • Environment • Parks & Recreational Areas • Women. In addition, it is included in the Indiana Historical Bureau Markers series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1880.
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.
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 888 times since then and 49 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on September 24, 2012, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.