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Goshen in Elkhart County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Goshen College

Winona Railway Trail

 
 
Goshen College Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, March 23, 2014
1. Goshen College Marker
Inscription. Goshen College began as the Elkhart Institute of Science, Industry and the Arts on Elkhart's South Main Street in 1894, but moved to the Maple City and changed its name in 1903; the location chosen was easily accessible to rail transportation. The college has expanded from two buildings to twenty and annually enrolls more than one thousand students in over seventy fields of study.

In the Anabaptist-Mennonite peace church tradition, the National Liberal Arts College is known for academic excellence, creativity and educational value. Since 1968, Goshen College's innovative Study-Service Term has sent students abroad to study and serve another culture while living with host families. Goshen College's annual celebration of culture and community, the Ethnic Fair, held in the Roman Gingerich Recreation-Fitness Center (RFC), annually draws over four thousand people to celebrate more than forty cultures. The RFC, which is open for public membership, the Eigsti Track and Field Complex and the athletic fields, host Goshen's fourteen intercollegiate athletic teams.

Goshen College students are interested not just in preparing for successful careers, but in the rewards inherent in making life better for others. Visit www.goshen.edu.
 
Erected by Goshen Parks & Recreation Department.
Goshen College in the 1930's image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, March 23, 2014
2. Goshen College in the 1930's
Close-up of photograph on marker

 
Location. 41° 33.691′ N, 85° 49.113′ W. Marker is in Goshen, Indiana, in Elkhart County. Marker is at the intersection of S. 15th Street and Greencroft Drive, on the right when traveling south on S. 15th Street. Touch for map. Marker is located at the S. 15th Street trailhead for the Winona Railway Trail. Marker is in this post office area: Goshen IN 46528, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A History of the Winona (approx. 0.4 miles away); Pioneer Dierdorff Cemetery Folk Lore (approx. half a mile away); The Engines of the Winona (approx. 0.8 miles away); The Goshen Dam and Millrace Hydraulic Canal (approx. 0.9 miles away); A History of the Winona / Bethany Christian Schools (approx. 1.1 miles away); The Site of Fort Beane (approx. 1.1 miles away); Waterford Elementary School (approx. 1.3 miles away); Violett Cemetery (approx. 1.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Goshen.
 
Also see . . .  Goshen College - Wikipedia entry. (Submitted on March 25, 2014.)
 
Categories. Education
 
Goshen College Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, March 23, 2014
3. Goshen College Marker
S. 15th Street Trailhead for Winona Railway Trail image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, March 23, 2014
4. S. 15th Street Trailhead for Winona Railway Trail
Marker is on the reverse side of the trailhead sign
End of Winona Railway Trail at S. 15th Street image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, March 23, 2014
5. End of Winona Railway Trail at S. 15th Street
Goshen College Athletic Facilities and Residence Hall image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, March 23, 2014
6. Goshen College Athletic Facilities and Residence Hall
View from Winona Railway Trail near marker
 
 
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 300 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on March 25, 2014, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.
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