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Middlebury in Elkhart County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Dan West

 
 
Dan West Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, April 1, 2014
1. Dan West Marker
Inscription.  Dan West was a resident of the Middlebury area when, in 1944, he created the Heifer Project, now Heifer International, an international relief program. This program sends pregnant cows, as well as other livestock, throughout the world to relieve hunger.

This stone previously stood at Dan West Acres, Heifer International's Midwest Regional Headquarters in Goshen, Indiana.


Dan West Acres
honoring
Dan West, 1893 - 1971
Founder of Heifer Project
Ambassador of Peace
Neighbor to the World
He loved God and made a career
of helping his fellowman

 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AnimalsCharity & Public Work.
 
Location. 41° 40.648′ N, 85° 42.522′ W. Marker is in Middlebury, Indiana, in Elkhart County. Marker is at the intersection of Railroad Street and W. Bristol Avenue, on the right when traveling south on Railroad Street. Marker is located on the grounds of the Middlebury Community Historical Museum. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 301 W Bristol Avenue, Middlebury IN 46540, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least
Dan West Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, April 1, 2014
2. Dan West Marker
8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Krider Nurseries World's Fair Garden (within shouting distance of this marker); Vernon H. Krider (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Krider Nurseries (about 300 feet away); Middlebury World War II Roll of Honor (approx. 0.2 miles away); William Tuffs Memorial (approx. 3.6 miles away); Bonneyville Cemetery (approx. 3.6 miles away); Chief Shipshewana Memorial (approx. 5.6 miles away); Graves et al v. Indiana (approx. 6.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Middlebury.
 
Also see . . .  About Heifer International. Official website of Heifer International. (Submitted on April 2, 2014.) 
 
Dan West Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, April 1, 2014
3. Dan West Marker
View to north along Railroad Street
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 18, 2019. It was originally submitted on April 2, 2014, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 477 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 2, 2014, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.
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