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New Pekin in Washington County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Pekin's Fourth of July Celebrations

 
 
Pekin's Fourth of July Celebrations Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, May 22, 2014
1. Pekin's Fourth of July Celebrations Marker
Inscription.  In honor of Pekin, Indiana, a town reported to have held Fourth of July celebrations regularly since the 1830's. Each July 4, citizens gather in Pekin to remember the birth of their nation and to pay tribute to the sacrifices made by their ancestors for the cause of American independence.
 
Erected 1995 by Indiana Daughters of the American Revolution.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Events. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution series list.
 
Location. 38° 30.294′ N, 86° 1.019′ W. Marker is in New Pekin, Indiana, in Washington County. Marker is on State Road 60 south of Shorts Corner Road, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Pekin IN 47165, 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. Borden Institute Site (approx. 4.6 miles away); Old Borden Tavern / Borden Museum (approx. 4.6 miles away); Morgan Plans to Attack Salem (approx. 5.8 miles away);
Pekin's Fourth of July Celebrations Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, May 22, 2014
2. Pekin's Fourth of July Celebrations Marker
View to north; intersection of State Route 60
and Shorts Corner Road in background
Burning the Salem Railroad Station (approx. 8.1 miles away); Birthplace of John Milton Hay (approx. 8.2 miles away); John Hay Center (approx. 8.2 miles away); Morgan's Raid (approx. 8.3 miles away); Salem Suffers (approx. 8.3 miles away).
 
Pekin's Fourth of July Celebrations Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, May 22, 2014
3. Pekin's Fourth of July Celebrations Marker
View to south along State Route 60
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on May 31, 2014, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 424 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 31, 2014, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.
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