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Bluffton in Wells County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Charles C. Deam

 
 
Charles C. Deam Marker (Front) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane Hall, March 16, 2013
1. Charles C. Deam Marker (Front)
Inscription.   Born 1865 near Bluffton; died 1953. Resided most of his life on land south of here where house, study, and arboretum located. A Bluffton druggist, he was avid collector of botanical specimens throughout the state 1890s - 1920s. Documented important biological transition taking place between eras of virgin forests and intensive agricultural cultivation.

Appointed Indiana's first State Forester (1909-1913, 1917-1928); Research Forester 1928-1940. Author of books on trees, shrubs, grasses, and flora of Indiana. Collections in Deam Herbarium, Indiana University, and Deam Arboretum, Bluffton. Charles C. Deam National Wilderness Area, 12,953-acre preserve, established in southern Indiana 1982.
 
Erected 2001 by Indiana Historical Bureau and Wells County Historical Society. (Marker Number 90.2001.1.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EducationHorticulture & ForestryScience & Medicine. In addition, it is included in the Indiana Historical Bureau Markers series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1865.
 
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Charles C. Deam Marker (Back) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane Hall, March 16, 2013
2. Charles C. Deam Marker (Back)
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40° 44.33′ N, 85° 9.919′ W. Marker is in Bluffton, Indiana, in Wells County. Marker is at the intersection of E. Market St and Wayne St, on the right when traveling east on E. Market St. Marker is located at the east end of Pickett's Run Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bluffton IN 46714, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Pickett's Run (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Bluffton Mill Race (approx. Ό mile away); Wells County Courthouse (approx. 0.3 miles away); Sgt. William Bumparner (approx. 0.3 miles away); Wells County 1862 Cannon - Civil War (approx. 0.3 miles away); Wells County War on Terrorism Honor Roll (approx. half a mile away); Wells County Veterans Honor Roll (approx. half a mile away); S. Bruce Kephart, M.D. (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bluffton.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. Nearby marker on the Deam Oak.
 
East End of Pickett's Run Park image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane Hall, March 16, 2013
3. East End of Pickett's Run Park
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 19, 2019. It was originally submitted on March 18, 2013, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 495 times since then and 4 times this year. Last updated on March 6, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 18, 2013, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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Jan. 27, 2023