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Three Oaks in Berrien County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

The Dewey Cannon

 
 
The Dewey Cannon Marker image. Click for full size.
By M. Bowyer, July 10, 2007
1. The Dewey Cannon Marker
Inscription. This cannon, captured in the Spanish-American War by Admiral Dewey, was presented to Three Oaks when its citizens raised $1,400 for a memorial to the men of the battleship Maine. This was the largest contribution, per capita, of any community in the nation. “Three Oaks Against the World,” a local paper proudly boasted. This park was dedicated October 17, 1899, by President William McKinley, and others. Presentation of the cannon took place on June 28, 1900. Guest of honor was Helen Miller Gould, called the Spanish-American War’s “Florence Nightingale.” Thousands of people were in attendance on each occasion.
 
Erected 1963 by Michigan Historical Commission. (Marker Number S0239.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Michigan Historical Commission marker series.
 
Location. 41° 48.088′ N, 86° 36.521′ W. Marker is in Three Oaks, Michigan, in Berrien County. Marker can be reached from East Central Avenue near North Elm Street. Touch for map. It is located in Dewey Cannon Park. Marker is in this post office area: Three Oaks MI 49128, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
The Dewey Cannon Marker image. Click for full size.
By M. Bowyer, July 10, 2007
2. The Dewey Cannon Marker
At least 5 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Lakeside Inn (approx. 4.6 miles away); Gordon Beach Inn (approx. 5 miles away); West Michigan Pike (approx. 7.2 miles away); New Buffalo Welcome Center (approx. 7.3 miles away); The Iron Brigade / The Twenty-Fourth Michigan Volunteer Infantry Regiment (approx. 7.3 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. The Life of Admiral George Dewey (1837–1917). by Brian Miller on the Spanish American War Centennial Website. (Submitted on July 13, 2007.) 

2. Hellen Miller Gould. (Submitted on July 13, 2007.)
 
Categories. Notable EventsNotable PersonsWar, Spanish-American
 
The Dewey Cannon image. Click for full size.
By M. Bowyer, July 10, 2007
3. The Dewey Cannon
Inscription on the base: “The Dewey Cannon, Captured at Manilla.”
The Dewey Cannon image. Click for full size.
By M. Bowyer, July 10, 2007
4. The Dewey Cannon
Three Oaks Centennial Stone underneath the marker image. Click for full size.
By M. Bowyer, July 10, 2007
5. Three Oaks Centennial Stone underneath the marker
The gazebo behind the Dewey Cannon image. Click for full size.
By M. Bowyer, July 10, 2007
6. The gazebo behind the Dewey Cannon
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 10, 2007, by M. Bowyer of Indianapolis, Indiana. This page has been viewed 3,014 times since then and 47 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on July 10, 2007, by M. Bowyer of Indianapolis, Indiana. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
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