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Veedersburg in Fountain County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)

Veedersburg Memorial Park

Honoring All Veterans

Marker Stone image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Al Wolf, May 18, 2008
1. Marker Stone
Looking East through Memorial park, the old "Bee Line" (Big 4) railroad Depot can be seen in the back ground above the marker. The depot is now the Fountain County War Museum. Railway tracks use to exist through the park where the marker sits now. The tracks were removed in the 1970-80's.
Inscription.  (Engraved near the top are the Seals of the United States Army, United States Navy, United States Army Air Corps, United States Marine Corps, and United States Coast Guard)
Erected 2001.
Topics. This memorial is listed in this topic list: Military.
Location. 40° 6.716′ N, 87° 15.725′ W. Marker is in Veedersburg, Indiana, in Fountain County. Memorial is at the intersection of Main Street and West First Street, on the left when traveling south on Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Veedersburg IN 47987, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Veedersburg - VanBuren Township War Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Lee and Mike Ramsey (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Veedersburg Wabash Clay Company (about 300 feet away); Nineteenth Century Functional Commercial Building (about 400 feet away); Booe - Inlow - d'Arlier Cultural Center (approx. ¼ mile away); Curfew Bell (approx. 0.4 miles away); Veedersburg " Scout Cabin "
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(approx. 0.4 miles away); Veedersburg (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Veedersburg.
Regarding Veedersburg Memorial Park. The "Memorial Park" was named in 2001 by the Town of Veedersburg, Indiana to honor all military veterans. At one time the land was a right of way for the "Bee Line" latter called the Big Four (Cleveland, Cincinnati, Chicago & St.Louis Railroad) that is now gone with all road beds removed.

In 1991 a war memorial was errected by the Veedersburg American Legion to honor all military veterans from the area that gave their life.

To the East end of "Memorial Park" sits the old railroad depot which has been developed into the Fountain County War Museum.

Carl and Beverly Butts, life long residents of the area, have been very active in veteran work. In 2001 this marker stone was erected and dedicated to honor them for their efforts - and - in memory of all military veterans.
Additional commentary.
1. Memorial
Hello. My name is Kelly Renee(Krout) Kirby. I am the youngest daughter of Rusty Krout and the great niece to the Krouts listed on the memorial. Im sorry I didnt get to attend the
Dedication Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Al Wolf, May 19, 2008
2. Dedication Marker
Due to the continued support and efforts of Carl & Beverly Butts for all military organizations in Veedersburg and Fountain County Indiana, this marker was errected and dedicated on May 28, 2001 to honor their memory and all military veterans.
dedication in 1991. Now here it is 2008 and I was searching for information and ran across the clip on YouTube. Through stories of my dad, Rusty, I got to know my great uncles.

I'm so thankful the town of Veedersburg erected the memorial to the men who sacrificed so much for my generation and future generations. I have to say everytime I hear the National Anthem, I am reminded of my great uncles and other men who sacrificed. Thank you for putting the dedication on the Internet. Note To Editor only visible by Contributor and editor    
    — Submitted December 23, 2008, by Kelly Renee Krout Kirby of Danville, Illinois.
"Bee Line" (Big 4) Railroad Depot image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Circa 1930's
3. "Bee Line" (Big 4) Railroad Depot
This is a view from the East end of the Big 4 Depot. In the war years of WW II (1940's) the extension to the right (North) was removed for more tracks and railroad needs. That section was moved four blocks South to 320 S. Main Street and used by the (old) Nazarene Church as their Parsonage. It's still attached to rear of the brick building located there. In this photo, the Veedersburg Memorial Park is located about one block behind the depot.
Fountain County War Museum image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Al Wolf, May 22, 2008
4. Fountain County War Museum
Viewed from the North West corner - is the old "Bee Line" (Big 4) Depot that is now the Fountain County War Museum.
Veedersburg - Van Buren War Memorial image. Click for more information.
Photographed By Al Wolf, May 18, 2008
5. Veedersburg - Van Buren War Memorial
The Memorial's sidewalk is made of pavers made in Veedersburg, and used in the Indianapolis 500 mile Track. The pavers were shipped to Indianapolis from a spur line of the "Bee Line" (Big 4) railroad.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on May 19, 2008, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. This page has been viewed 2,648 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 19, 2008, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.   3, 4, 5. submitted on May 22, 2008, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.

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