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Attica in Fountain County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Ravine Park

 
 
American Indians frequented this area... image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, November 3, 2007
1. American Indians frequented this area...
Inscription. American Indians frequented this area, rich in natural resources. The ravine provided water from natural springs, marl for lime, and clay for bricks for nineteenth-century residents of Attica, platted 1825. City became owner of ravine 1906 when local business aand professional men organized to donate fifty-five acres for a public park.

City purchased thirty-five additional acres 1911, adding to eastern end. Park has served as center for social and recreational activities. Attica Chautauqua entertained many here 1907–1928. Donations, grants, and volunteers over the years have added swimming pool, nature trail, bridges, and other structures improving park as community asset.
 
Erected 2003 by Indiana Historical Bureau and Historic Landmarks of Fountain County. (Marker Number 23.2003.1.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Indiana State Historical Bureau Markers marker series.
 
Location. 40° 17.407′ N, 87° 14.306′ W. Marker is in Attica, Indiana, in Fountain County. Marker is on Ravine Park Boulevard near East Jackson Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker can be easily seen at Park Entrance. Marker is in this post office area: Attica IN 47918, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Side Two image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, January 1, 2000
2. Side Two
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Marshall M Milford Home (approx. 0.4 miles away); Harrison Hills Country Club House (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Old Church (approx. half a mile away); The Old Library (approx. half a mile away); Dr. John Evans (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Spirit of the American Doughboy (approx. 0.6 miles away); Italianate Style House (approx. 0.6 miles away); Attica’s Carnegie Library (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Attica.
 
Also see . . .  Photos of Dedication (Courtesy - Indiana Historical Bureau):. (Submitted on January 22, 2013, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.)
 
Additional keywords. Potawatami Indians American Indians Nature Trail Clay for making bricks
 
Categories. Charity & Public WorkEnvironmentNative AmericansNatural FeaturesNatural ResourcesSettlements & Settlers
 
Entrance to "Ravine Park - - Attica, Indiana" image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, January 1, 2000
3. Entrance to "Ravine Park - - Attica, Indiana"
Ravine Park Swimming Pool. image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, June 25, 2008
4. Ravine Park Swimming Pool.
Attica's Ravine Park public Swimming Pool is well kept and large.
Ravine Park. image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, June 25, 2008
5. Ravine Park.
This park is a large ravine which is surrounded by and is full of many shade trees. Only two streets enter and exit the park. Play ground equipment is segmented for ages of children.
Ravine Park Pavilion. image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, June 25, 2008
6. Ravine Park Pavilion.
Extra large pavilion is also well kept with play ground equipment properly spaced for use or non-use if your using the pavilion. Well shaded area for public comfort.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 5, 2007, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. This page has been viewed 2,386 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 5, 2007, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.   4, 5, 6. submitted on June 26, 2008, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
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