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Near Wingate in Montgomery County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Council Grove Minute Men

 

—Horse Thief Detective Association —

 
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By Courtesy:: Marilyn Wolf, September 26, 2010
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Inscription. The first horse thief detective association organized in the U.S.A. was founded at this place June 1845 and incorporated February 1848.

* * * Incorporators * * *
James Meharry, William Cosseboon, Absolom Kirkpatrick, Jesse MeHarry, Christian Coon, Elias Moody, John M. Thomas, James Gregory, Thomas Meharry, Edward McBroom, and their associates and successors to the number of two hundred.
* * * Preamble * * *
We, the Citizens of Montgomery, Tippecanoe, and Fountain Counties in the State of Indiana, do pledge our sacred honor to assist each other to suppress horse stealing, horse robbing, pick-pockets, and all other thieving, and to regain the stolen horse or horses and all other property and to apprehend the thief or thieves, and for the betterment of our social movements, we adopt this preamble and constitution.
 
Erected 1930.
 
Location. 40° 12.652′ N, 87° 4.408′ W. Marker is near Wingate, Indiana, in Montgomery County. Marker is on State Road 25 north of County Road 1125 N, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Wingate IN 47994, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker
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, measured as the crow flies. National Corn Husking Contest (approx. 4 miles away); Potts Cemetery (approx. 7.9 miles away); Underground Railroad (approx. 8 miles away); Hillsboro Service Memorial (approx. 8 miles away); Old Pioneer Cemetery (approx. 8.6 miles away); William Bratton (approx. 8.6 miles away); Farmers Institute Academy (approx. 8.8 miles away); Linden Indiana Railroad Depot (approx. 9 miles away).
 
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Also see . . .  1881 History - Montgomery County Indiana::. Courtesy: "Google Books.Com" - here is a brief review of the early days of the Council Grove Horse Thief Detective Association. (Submitted on September 27, 2010, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.) 
 
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By Courtesy:: Marilyn Wolf, September 26, 2010
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By Courtesy:: Marilyn Wolf, September 26, 2010
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By Courtesy:: Marilyn Wolf, September 26, 2010
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 27, 2010, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. This page has been viewed 1,019 times since then and 71 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on September 27, 2010, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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