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

Veedersburg “ Scout Cabin “

 
 
Veedersburg " Scout Cabin " Marker image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, August 6, 2010
1. Veedersburg " Scout Cabin " Marker
(Click any of these photos to see the details.)
Inscription.
Built 1934 for "Boy Scouts"
by W.P.A. - Local Workers
Guy Smith - Project Mgr.
Logs - Walter Marshall Farm
Bricks - Veedersbrg Paving

 
Erected 2010 by Veedersburg Redevelopment Commission.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Works Progress Administration (WPA) projects marker series.
 
Location. 40° 6.936′ N, 87° 16.08′ W. Marker is in Veedersburg, Indiana, in Fountain County. Marker is on West 5th Street west of North College Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. The marker and "Scout Cabin" are located in the southern section of the Veedersburg "Hub Park". Marker is in this post office area: Veedersburg IN 47987, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Curfew Bell (within shouting distance of this marker); Veedersburg (approx. 0.2 miles away); Booe - Inlow - d'Arlier Cultural Center (approx. mile away); Lee and Mike Ramsey (approx. 0.4 miles away); Nineteenth Century Functional Commercial Building (approx. 0.4 miles away); Veedersburg Memorial Park
Obverse View - - Veedersburg " Scout Cabin " Marker image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, August 6, 2010
2. Obverse View - - Veedersburg " Scout Cabin " Marker
(approx. 0.4 miles away); Veedersburg - VanBuren Township War Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); a different marker also named Veedersburg (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Veedersburg.
 
Regarding Veedersburg " Scout Cabin ". In the mid-1930's the W.P.A. workers built the "Scout Cabin". The local project manager was Guy Smith of Veedersburg.
It is a full log constructed building with one Black Walnut log on the bottom and the rest Sycamore. An original full hearth rustic fire place is still used.
The cabin was built for the community with the stipulation the Boy Scouts were to always have priority in using it for their activities—as their leaders so desired. The cabin is also used by the general public.
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
Veedersburg " Scout Cabin " and the Marker image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, August 6, 2010
3. Veedersburg " Scout Cabin " and the Marker
Looking West - - Veedersburg " Scout Cabin " and the Marker image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, August 6, 2010
4. Looking West - - Veedersburg " Scout Cabin " and the Marker
West of the Veedersburg " Scout Cabin " and the Marker image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, August 6, 2010
5. West of the Veedersburg " Scout Cabin " and the Marker
Front of Veedersburg " Scout Cabin " - - Mural image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, August 6, 2010
6. Front of Veedersburg " Scout Cabin " - - Mural
Artist Signature on the Mural: " Pat Bowling 2009" image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, August 6, 2010
7. Artist Signature on the Mural: " Pat Bowling 2009"
Building the Scout Cabin image. Click for full size.
By 1934 Photo
8. Building the Scout Cabin
Crew of local men working on the foundation pause to pose for the photograper. Bricks for the foundation and floor supplied by the Veedersburg Paving Co. (Click on the photo to see full size.)
Working on the Scout Cabin Log Walls image. Click for full size.
By 1934 Photo
9. Working on the Scout Cabin Log Walls
Local men place first log on the foundation. Sycamore logs came from Walter Marshall, a local farmer. (Click on the photo to see full size.)
2007 Photo of the Veedersburg " Scout Cabin " image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, November 3, 2007
10. 2007 Photo of the Veedersburg " Scout Cabin "
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 6, 2010, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. This page has been viewed 1,397 times since then and 118 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10. submitted on August 6, 2010, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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