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Edward J. Fansler Pathways

 
 
Edward J. Fansler Pathways Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, March 18, 2014
1. Edward J. Fansler Pathways Marker
Inscription. The Edward J. Fansler Pathways, originally named the Rochester Pathways, were conceived in 1993 by Mayor Edward J. Fansler. The first of three phases stretches from E. 8th Street through the Fulton County Airport grounds. The Pathways was completely funded by private donations and was dedicated to the City on June 1, 1996. It was Ed's dream to develop the pathway throughout the city!

Ed was Rochester's 17th Mayor, serving from 1992-1995. A Democrat, he was President of the Rochester City Council from 1988-1991, served on the Water Board, a member of the Park & Recreation Baord from 1979-1985 and served on the Board of Works.

His love of children and family was evident by his ideas in creating the popular Summer Park Program and in building the Sledding Hill. His enthusiasm for a healthy lifestyle was evident throughout his life. He was an outstanding athlete in high school. He enjoyed organizing and playing slow pitch softball and was an avid golfer.

Ed was very proud of his time with the Indiana Dept. of Commerce. He was the Community Development Specialist from 1997-2003 and secured in excess of $23,000,000 in Federal Community Development Block Grant funds for communities in a 20 County area. In January 2004 he was promoted to Project Manager, Region 4 Office in Kokomo, Indiana.

On September
Edward J. Fansler Pathways Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, March 18, 2014
2. Edward J. Fansler Pathways Marker
Near the Fulton County Airport operations building
26, 2003, Ed received the prestigious Sagamores of the Wabash Award from Indiana Governor Frank O'Bannon.

1941   Edward J. Fansler   2004
 
Location. 41° 3.959′ N, 86° 11.445′ W. Marker is in Rochester, Indiana, in Fulton County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of State Road 25 and Jones Avenue. Touch for map. The marker is located at Fulton County Airport; the above directions are to the intersection of State Route 25 and the driveway into Fulton County Airport. The marker is located along the airport driveway 0.1 miles east of State Route 25. Marker is in this post office area: Rochester IN 46975, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Honor Roll - Fulton County Indiana (approx. 1.3 miles away); Fulton County Courthouses (approx. 1.3 miles away); Revolutionary War Memorial (approx. 1.3 miles away); W. W. I War Memorial (approx. 1.3 miles away); The Underground Railroad (approx. 1.3 miles away); Potawatomi "Trail of Death" (approx. 1.3 miles away); History of Rochester College (approx. 1.3 miles away); Site of Indian Village Chippewa-Nung (approx. 3.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rochester.
 
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Edward J. Fansler Pathways at Fulton County Airport image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, March 18, 2014
3. Edward J. Fansler Pathways at Fulton County Airport
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 25, 2014, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 272 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 25, 2014, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.
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