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Near Gaston in Delaware County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Slickville Tile Works

 
 
Slickville Tile Works Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane Hall, March 14, 2013
1. Slickville Tile Works Marker
Inscription.  Site of production mill and three beehive kilns, first fueled by wood and then by natural gas, circa 1883-1910, owned & operated by Manassa Myers, Sr. family. Produced drainage tiles (hollow cylinder-shaped sections) from adjacent clay pit for local use. Drainage tiles have been used throughout Indiana to develop and maintain farmland.
 
Erected 1996 by Indiana Historical Bureau. (Marker Number 18.1996.2.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AgricultureIndustry & Commerce. In addition, it is included in the Indiana Historical Bureau Markers series list.
 
Location. 40° 17.064′ N, 85° 34.451′ W. Marker is near Gaston, Indiana, in Delaware County. Marker is on County Road 650N, 0.1 miles east of County Line Rd, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Alexandria IN 46001, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Don Talley (approx. 1.2 miles away); Job Garner-Jacob W. Miller House (approx. 3.8 miles away); Snagtown ~ New Corner
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(approx. 4.4 miles away); Vinson Cemetery War Memorial (approx. 4.8 miles away); Micajah Chamness Sr (approx. 5.4 miles away); Alexandria Veterans Memorial (approx. 5˝ miles away); Indiana’s First Interurban (approx. 5˝ miles away); Landmark Oak (approx. 8.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gaston.
 
Slickville Tile Works Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane Hall, March 14, 2013
2. Slickville Tile Works Marker
View to east along County Road 650N
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on March 17, 2013, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 691 times since then and 60 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 17, 2013, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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