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Lawrenceburg in Dearborn County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Captain Samuel C. Vance

1802 - 2002 Bicentennial Memorial to The Common Man

 

“ The Flatboat “ - Mode of River travel in 1802

 
Captain Samuel C. Vance Marker image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, July 6, 2009
1. Captain Samuel C. Vance Marker
Inscription. Plaque One
Captain Samuel C. Vance
Our Founder

Plaque Two
In memory of Captain Vance and the pioneer families who endured the hardships of flatboat travel to reach this place in the wilderness.

They lived in log cabins with dirt or puncheon floors, cat-in-clay chimneys, wooden hinged split wood doors, and greased paper windows.

They persevered to give us this historic city.

Plaque Three
"The Flatboat"

A mode of river travel 1802
 
Erected 2002.
 
Location. 39° 5.512′ N, 84° 50.791′ W. Marker is in Lawrenceburg, Indiana, in Dearborn County. Marker can be reached from South Walnut Street south of New Street. Touch for map. Markers are on the left side - inside of the Bicentennial Memorial gate to the Ohio River on South Walnut Street. Marker is in this post office area: Lawrenceburg IN 47025, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Abraham Lincoln (a few steps from this marker); Vietnam War Memorial - - Dearborn County Lawrenceburg Indiana (within shouting distance of this marker); Lawrenceburgh (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line);
Captain Samuel C. Vance Marker and Officers Killed in Action plaque image. Click for full size.
By Ginger Drenning, August 23, 2009
2. Captain Samuel C. Vance Marker and Officers Killed in Action plaque
Hunt House Hotel (about 400 feet away); The Price of Freedom (approx. 0.2 miles away); Dearborn County (approx. 0.2 miles away); Vietnam War Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Dearborn County World War I War Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lawrenceburg.
 
Also see . . .  A Walk Through Time ::. This web link has many items of interest near the Centennial Memorial at Lawrenceburg, Indiana. Photos and text - well worth the read. (Submitted on July 7, 2009, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.) 
 
Categories. Settlements & SettlersWaterways & Vessels
 
Bicentennial Memorial Gate image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, July 6, 2009
3. Bicentennial Memorial Gate
(Click for details.) The markers can be seen on the left side of the gateway in the photo. When the double-faced clock strikes the hour - - two carousels rotate on the upper level. One set, of the two carousels, are civilian oriented (fire - police - emergancy responders.) The other set are individuals of varied branches of the U.S. Military.
Long View - - Levee and Clock image. Click for full size.
By Ginger Drenning, August 23, 2009
4. Long View - - Levee and Clock
South Ramp to Top of Levee Walk Clock image. Click for full size.
By Ginger Drenning, August 23, 2009
5. South Ramp to Top of Levee Walk Clock
Time Listed when Clock Chimes. . . image. Click for full size.
By Ginger Drenning, August 23, 2009
6. Time Listed when Clock Chimes. . .
Long View - - Levee and Clock image. Click for full size.
By Ginger Drenning, August 23, 2009
7. Long View - - Levee and Clock
Photo taken from the visitor parking lot.
Looking North - - Top of Levee Clock Walk-way. . . image. Click for full size.
By Ginger Drenning, August 23, 2009
8. Looking North - - Top of Levee Clock Walk-way. . .
Looking South - - Top of Levee Walk Clock. . . image. Click for full size.
By Ginger Drenning, August 23, 2009
9. Looking South - - Top of Levee Walk Clock. . .
U. S. Military - Emergency Responders image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, July 6, 2009
10. U. S. Military - Emergency Responders
Memorial dedicated to the "Common Man" who make up the Military -and- the Lawrenceburg community of Indiana.
A Statue - One of the U. S. Military - Grouping. . . image. Click for full size.
By Ginger Drenning, August 23, 2009
11. A Statue - One of the U. S. Military - Grouping. . .
US Marine Figure - Statue in the U. S. Military Grouping image. Click for full size.
By Ginger Drenning, August 23, 2009
12. US Marine Figure - Statue in the U. S. Military Grouping
USN Figure - Statue in the U. S. Military Grouping image. Click for full size.
By Ginger Drenning, August 23, 2009
13. USN Figure - Statue in the U. S. Military Grouping
US Army Figure - Statue in the U. S. Military Grouping image. Click for full size.
By Ginger Drenning, August 23, 2009
14. US Army Figure - Statue in the U. S. Military Grouping
USAF Figure - Statue in the U. S. Military Grouping image. Click for full size.
By Ginger Drenning, August 23, 2009
15. USAF Figure - Statue in the U. S. Military Grouping
Time Capsule "Plaque" - - Near Statues. . . image. Click for full size.
By Ginger Drenning, August 23, 2009
16. Time Capsule "Plaque" - - Near Statues. . .
A nearby plaque honoring "Officers Killed in the Line of Duty" image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, July 6, 2009
17. A nearby plaque honoring "Officers Killed in the Line of Duty"
Lawrenceburg Police
Marion F. Cunningham: September 20, 1938
Charles A. Liddle: August 27, 1942
James C. Ratliff: February 7, 1961

Dearborn County Deputy
Robert A. Grubbs: June 2, 1943
Civilian Emergency Responders image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, July 6, 2009
18. Civilian Emergency Responders
Full View - - Civil Responders Statues image. Click for full size.
By Ginger Drenning, August 23, 2009
19. Full View - - Civil Responders Statues
Plaque - - Bicentennial Committee image. Click for full size.
By Ginger Drenning, August 23, 2009
20. Plaque - - Bicentennial Committee
Construction "Plaque" image. Click for full size.
By Ginger Drenning, August 23, 2009
21. Construction "Plaque"
Dedication Plaque . . . image. Click for full size.
By Ginger Drenning, August 23, 2009
22. Dedication Plaque . . .
View of Cincinnati - from Top of Levee Clock Walk image. Click for full size.
By Ginger Drenning, August 23, 2009
23. View of Cincinnati - from Top of Levee Clock Walk
Levee "River Watch - Center" . . . image. Click for full size.
By Ginger Drenning, August 23, 2009
24. Levee "River Watch - Center" . . .
 
 
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