Greenfield in Hancock County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Birthplace of Democratic Party Rooster
Erected 1966 by Indiana Sesquicentennial Commission. (Marker Number 30.1966.1.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Indiana State Historical Bureau Markers marker series.
Location. 39° 47.158′ N, 85° 45.381′ W. Marker is in Greenfield, Indiana, in Hancock County. Marker is on East Main Street (U.S. 40) west of Apple Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at the edge of Riley Memorial Park. Marker is in this post office area: Greenfield IN 46140, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 16 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Hancock County, Indiana (approx. 0.7 miles away); James Whitcomb Riley (approx. 0.7 miles away); a different marker also named James Whitcomb Riley (approx. 0.9 miles Whetzel Trace (approx. 12.8 miles away); Bicentennial (approx. 15.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Greenfield.
Also see . . . The Rooster: Its Origin as the Emblem of the Democratic Party. By John Fowler Mitchell, Jr., Associate Editor of the Journal of American History. Published in 1913. (Submitted on April 19, 2006.)
1. Crow, indeed!
And that's why we US Democrats in Argentina selected the Rooster as our emblem!
Thank you for the wonderful post,
— Submitted February 2, 2007, by Yanqui Mike of Buenos Aires, Argentina.
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