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Rensselaer in Jasper County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

St. Joseph’s Indian Normal School

1888–1896

 
 
St. Joseph's Indian Normal School 1888 - 1896 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Light, June 30, 2007
1. St. Joseph's Indian Normal School 1888 - 1896 Marker
Inscription. Erected by the Bureau of Catholic Indian Missions with funds from Katharine Drexel and operated by the Society of the Precious Blood with federal funds, 60 Indian boys from distant reservations were annually trained here.
 
Erected 1971 by Indiana Historical Society. (Marker Number 37.1971.1.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Indiana State Historical Bureau Markers marker series.
 
Location. 40° 55.281′ N, 87° 9.3′ W. Marker is in Rensselaer, Indiana, in Jasper County. Marker is at the intersection of South College Avenue (U.S. 231) and East Drexel Parkway on South College Avenue. Touch for map. Across from the main entrance to St. Joseph’s College. Marker is in this post office area: Rensselaer IN 47978, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. General Robert H. Milroy (approx. 0.9 miles away); First Cabin in Rensselaer (approx. 0.9 miles away); James Frederick Hanley (approx. one mile away); Jasper County Veterans Memorial (approx. one mile away); James Van Rensselaer (approx. 1.2 miles away);
St. Joseph's College chapel image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Light, June 30, 2007
2. St. Joseph's College chapel
St. Joseph's College was founded in 1891, 5 years before the Indian Normal School closed. They shared or were located on adjacent grounds, all of which is part of the current college grounds.
Trinity United Methodist Church (approx. 1.2 miles away); Rensselaer Power Plant (approx. 1.2 miles away); Memorial Park (approx. 1.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rensselaer.
 
Categories. EducationNative AmericansNotable Persons
 
St. Joseph's College chapel image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Light, June 30, 2007
3. St. Joseph's College chapel
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 4, 2007, by Christopher Light of Valparaiso, Indiana. This page has been viewed 1,416 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 4, 2007, by Christopher Light of Valparaiso, Indiana. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
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