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Ligonier in Noble County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Ben Glaser

1893 - 1980

 
 
Ben Glaser Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane Hall, April 1, 2014
1. Ben Glaser Marker
Inscription.  
Born in Austria. Came to Ligonier in 1917 as a Jewish peddler, selling a variety of used items including car parts. He opened an auto dealership of Chevrolet, Pontiac, and Oldsmobile until 1955 when son Joseph took over the business.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1917.
 
Location. 41° 27.824′ N, 85° 35.277′ W. Marker is in Ligonier, Indiana, in Noble County. Marker is at the intersection of W. 3rd Street and S. Cavin Street (State Road 5), on the right when traveling east on W. 3rd Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 300 S Cavin Street, Ligonier IN 46767, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Solomon Mier (here, next to this marker); Frederick W. Straus (here, next to this marker); Isaac Cavin (a few steps from this marker); The Ligonier Train Depot (within shouting distance of this marker); Ahavath Scholom Temple (approx. 0.2 miles away); Ahavath Sholom (approx.
History Murals on W. 3rd Street image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane Hall, April 1, 2014
2. History Murals on W. 3rd Street
Glaser marker is the far right of the four markers
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0.2 miles away); Chief Papakeecha’s House (approx. 6˝ miles away); Papakeechie's Reserve (approx. 6.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ligonier.
 
Also see . . .
1. Ligonier’s transformation into “The City of Murals”. AIM website entry (Submitted on October 25, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 

2. Noble County Jewish History. An article from the Indiana Historical Bureau. (Submitted on April 6, 2014.) 
 
Downtown Ligonier image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane Hall, April 1, 2014
3. Downtown Ligonier
Intersection of S. Cavin Street and Third Street
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 25, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 6, 2014, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 413 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 6, 2014, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.

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May. 24, 2022