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Bedford in Lawrence County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

The Cornerstone of Freedom

 
 
The Cornerstone of Freedom Marker image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Marilyn S. Wolf, October 9, 2011
1. The Cornerstone of Freedom Marker
This marker is on top of the "Cornerstone of Freedom".
Inscription.

Top Plaque

This Cornerstone of Freedom
presented June, 17, 1948
at Bedford, Indiana, U. S. A.
The Stone City of the World

On this spot June 17, 1948 as a
part of the Indiana Limestone
Centennial Cornerstones of
Freedom were given to
representatives of 17 friendly
Nations in one of the most impressive
displays of International good
will ever manifested anywhere
in the World.

Presented by
Indiana limestone Company Inc.


Front Plaque

This Cornerstone of Freedom
presented June 17, 1948
at Bedford, Indiana, U.S.A.
The Stone City of the World

Countries represented
at Indiana limestone Centennial
on June 17, 1948

Austria Belgium Burma Canada Denmark France Great Britain Greece Honduras Iran Italy Liberia Lithuania Norway Philippines Saudi Arabia
 
Erected 1948 by Indiana Limestone Company Inc.
 
Location. 38° 51.695′ N, 86° 29.012′ W. Marker is in Bedford, Indiana, in Lawrence County. Marker is on J Street south of 15th Street (U.S. 50), on the left when traveling south. Touch for map
Front Plaque - - The Cornerstone of Freedom Marker image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Marilyn S. Wolf, October 9, 2011
2. Front Plaque - - The Cornerstone of Freedom Marker
. Located on the West side of the Lawrence County Courthouse in Bedford, Indiana. Marker is in this post office area: Bedford IN 47421, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lawrence County World War II Honor Roll (here, next to this marker); Lawrence County Vietnam Honor Roll (here, next to this marker); Lawrence County Korean Honor Roll (here, next to this marker); Indiana Veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan Wars (a few steps from this marker); Lawrence County Soldiers Sailors and Pioneers Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Lawrence Park (within shouting distance of this marker); Site of the Bedford Branch of the State Bank of Indiana (within shouting distance of this marker); Bedford Courthouse Square Historic District (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bedford.
 
Categories. Notable Events
 
Wide View - - "The Cornerstone of Freedom" -and- Markers image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Marilyn S. Wolf, October 9, 2011
3. Wide View - - "The Cornerstone of Freedom" -and- Markers
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 15, 2011, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. This page has been viewed 310 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 15, 2011, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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