Bloomingdale in Parke County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Winning School of Parke County Indiana
American Legion Oratorical Contest 1954
—Penn Township School —
The Gettysburg Address
“Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.
Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or any nation so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure. We are met on a great battle-field of that war. We have come to dedicate a portion of that field, as a final resting place for those who here gave their lives that that nation might live. It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this.
But, in a larger sense, we can not dedicate -- we can not consecrate -- we can not hallow -- this ground. The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it, far above our poor power to add or detract.
The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here. It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced. It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us -- that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last
To the Winning School of the Parke County Indiana American Legion Oratorical Contest 1954
Erected 1954 by Fellenzer Post # 48 American Legion.
Location. 39° 49.832′ N, 87° 15.2′ W. Marker is in Bloomingdale, Indiana, in Parke County. Marker is on Bank Street east of County Road N100W, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bloomingdale IN 47832, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Dennis Hall (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Underground Railroad Station (approx. 1.1 miles away); Boyhood home of J. G. "Uncle Joe" Cannon. (approx. 1.4 miles away); Parke County Veterans (approx. 4.1 miles away); Turkey Run (approx. 4½ miles away); Juliet V. Strauss (approx. 4½ miles away); Parke County Museum (approx. 4.8 miles away); Korea (approx. 4.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bloomingdale.
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