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Indiana (Putnam County), Bainbridge — Hillis Bridge
This bridge is also known as the Baker's Camp Covered Bridge. It was constructed in 1901 by J.J. Daniels over Big Walnut Creek. It is a single span and measures 128 feet long, 14 feet wide and stands 13 feet high. A short distance to the north is . . . — Map (db m6428) HM
Indiana (Putnam County), Greencastle — Abraham Lincoln's Biography
Greencastle Courthouse Square 6 West Washington Street William Herndon Jesse Weik Abraham Lincoln and Greencastle During the long, hot summer of 1887, William H. Herndon of Springfield, Illinois, the former law . . . — Map (db m56295) HM
Indiana (Putnam County), Greencastle — Cannon's Men's Wear 1891 -- 1985
When a tailor from Ireland came to Greencastle to continue his trade, he brought with him a family name that was to be prominent in the Greencastle business community for more than 125 years. The craftsman was Frank Cannon, Sr. Frank arrived in . . . — Map (db m56272) HM
Indiana (Putnam County), Greencastle — Donald J. Cook ( 1915 - - 2005 )
“I felt called to teach as some men feel called to preach.” - - - D.J. Cook Donald J. Cook, born at Rock Island, Il. B.A., Augustana College, 1937, M.S., U. Of Illinois, 1938, Ph.D., Indiana U., 1944, also served as . . . — Map (db m56340) HM
Indiana (Putnam County), Greencastle — Eitel's Flowers
In 1908, John and Anna Marie Eitel established John Eitel and Son Florist on 13 acres located in the Higgert Subdivision of Greencastle. In 1913 John’s son, Jacob Eitel opened a retail establishment on East Franklin Street. Relocating several times . . . — Map (db m56271) HM
Indiana (Putnam County), Greencastle — Eli Lilly & The Civil War ( 1861–1865 )
The year 1861 would prove to be a very eventful year for the young Eli Lilly. On January 31, 1861, a marriage license was issued to the 22-year-old Eli Lilly and his local sweetheart, Emily Lemon. Shortly after his marriage, Eli opened the door of . . . — Map (db m56304) HM
Indiana (Putnam County), Greencastle — Handy's Dairy 1916 - -2002 — " A Cow and A Half - Dairy "
A thriving business started with half a cow on east Anderson Street. In 1916 Grandma Edith Handy started milking a neighbor’s cow for half the milk and was unaware that she was opening a new business that would ultimately serve seven . . . — Map (db m56399) HM
Indiana (Putnam County), Greencastle — Indiana Asbury - - DePauw University
DePauw University was first named Indiana Asbury University. Within two decades after the founding of Greencastle, the Indiana Conference of Methodist Episcopal Church decided that the time had arrived to establish an institution of higher learning . . . — Map (db m56438) HM
Indiana (Putnam County), Greencastle — John Dillinger Was Here
On October 23, 1933, the nation’s Public Enemy No. 1 John Dillinger and some of his gang (Harry Pierpont, Charles Arthur “Pretty Boy” Floyd, Walter Dietrich, George “Machine Gun” Kelly, and George “Baby . . . — Map (db m56363) HM
Indiana (Putnam County), Greencastle — Julian Family Home
Indiana Historic Site and Structure the Julian Family Home 715 Crown Street Greencastle, Indiana 1920 - - 1944 In this house once lived Elizabeth and James Julian and their six children – Percy, James, . . . — Map (db m56306) HM
Indiana (Putnam County), Greencastle — 67.2006.1 — Kappa Alpha ThetaFirst Female Greek-letter College Fraternity
Side one On January 27, 1870, Bettie Locke, Alice Allen, Hannah Fitch, and Bettie Tipton established first female Greek-letter college fraternity, Kappa Alpha Theta, at Indiana Asbury University. Fraternity fostered unity, promoted . . . — Map (db m18832) HM
Indiana (Putnam County), Greencastle — Korean and Vietnam War Memorial
In Honor of Those who Served in Korea & Vietnam Dedicated by the People of Putnam County — Map (db m18834) WM
Indiana (Putnam County), Greencastle — Minshall Laboratory, DePauw University — A National Historic Chemical Landmark
The early 1930's was a time for great chemical research productivity at DePauw. It was to this decade that William M. Blanchard, Dean of the University, hired Percy Julian as a research fellow. Blanchard had been Julian’s mentor during his . . . — Map (db m56439) HM
Indiana (Putnam County), Greencastle — Percy Lavon Julian ( 1899--1975 ) — Synthesis of Physostigmine
In a lifetime of continual striving, Percy L. Julian succeeded against the prejudices and discriminations of his time to become a pathbreaking synthetic chemist, a successful industrial research director, and a wealthy businessman. He was born in . . . — Map (db m56305) HM
Indiana (Putnam County), Greencastle — Prevo 1900 - 1992
Prevos as we knew it started as the Model Store in 1900 as a men’s haberdashery located at 12 E. Washington St., Greencastle, Ind. Owned by Samuel C. Prevo. From his second marriage to Emily Hogue from Clark County Illinois they had three . . . — Map (db m56410) HM
Indiana (Putnam County), Greencastle — Putnam County Civil War Honor Roll
( Plaque - “One” ) Civil War Veterans who died during the war W. F. Boyd ▫ J. W. Busby ▫ W. Conklin J. H. McGill ▫ J. Singer ( Plaque - “Two” ) ( Row One ) W. Ball . . . — Map (db m56560) WM
Indiana (Putnam County), Greencastle — Putnam County Playhouse (PCPH)
The Putnam County Playhouse was first established as Greencastle Summer Theatre in late 1961. Its first two productions, Blithe Spirit and Kiss and Tell were presented at the Junior High Auditorium. The organization was . . . — Map (db m56371) HM
Indiana (Putnam County), Greencastle — Putnam County Revolutionary War Memorial
In Memory of the Revolutionary Dead of Putnam County Erected by Washburn Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution 1776 — 1915Map (db m56264) HM
Indiana (Putnam County), Greencastle — Putnam County Veterans Memorial
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Indiana (Putnam County), Greencastle — Putnam County World War I MemorialSpirit of the American Doughboy
Putnam County Remembers Michael A. Ader • Fred Adkins • Levi F. Aker • Ralph E. Arnold • Homer B. Austin • Ralph D. Boone • Lee R. Collins • Dwight Ford • Millard E. Gibson • Andrew Hays • Clyde A. Hurst • Charles H. Lasley • Raymond E. . . . — Map (db m18828) HM
Indiana (Putnam County), Greencastle — Putnamville United Methodist Church — Est. 1834
Built in 1834 as the Putnamville Presbyterian Church, the brick structure is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and sits at the intersection of SR 243 and US Hwy 40, also known as the old National Road. It has been used . . . — Map (db m56360) HM
Indiana (Putnam County), Greencastle — The Ancient Peoples Who Once Walked Here
We seldom pause to think of the peoples who long ago (some say 13,000 B.C. - 8,000 B. C.) Moved back and forth across this land. We know nothing, about these “Old Ones” and their times, they left no traces visible to us. They are known . . . — Map (db m56415) HM
Indiana (Putnam County), Greencastle — The Buzz Bomb
This war machine is a German built V-1, commonly known as a "Buzz Bomb." Adolf Hitler unleashed the V-1, precursor of the cruise missile, against London in 1944. It was a new German weapon, literally a "flying bomb." Officially it was simply FZG-76. . . . — Map (db m6430) HM
Indiana (Putnam County), Greencastle — The Founding of Greencastle, Indiana
The name Indiana means “Land of the Indians”. For untold centuries, some say millennia, the Indians moved across the land. It was their hunting ground. Permanent Indian settlements in Indiana were to the north and to the south. And then . . . — Map (db m56396) HM
Indiana (Putnam County), Greencastle — The Founding of the Lilly Family in Greencastle, Indiana
It is fitting that we pause to remember that a long time ago some most unusual people came out of the East into the wilderness of Indiana to settle in the backwoods town of Greencastle. Here, these pioneers would give freely of their intellectual, . . . — Map (db m56412) HM
Indiana (Putnam County), Greencastle — Women in Greencastle History
The Post-Civil War years in Greencastle were significant for women. Because they had proved themselves so capable at filling jobs usually held by men, new doors opened for them. In 1867 Indiana Asbury University (later renamed DePauw University) . . . — Map (db m56372) HM
Indiana (Putnam County), Greencastle — World War II War MemorialPutnam County - Greencastle, Indiana
DEDICATED TO ALL WHO SERVED AND DIED IN WORLD WAR II ______________ Our Hallowed Dead (Column One) Smith M. Abbott • James F. Alexander • Donald Leon Anderson • Vernon Arnold • Harley Gene Ball • James Robert Best • Edgar . . . — Map (db m18913) WM
Indiana (Putnam County), Reelsville — 67.1966.1 — 10 O'Clock Treaty LineTreaty with Potawatomi, Delaware, and Miami Indians
Runs northwest-southeast through this point. On September 30, 1809, Indiana Territorial Governor, William Henry Harrison, obtained for the United States almost three million acres from the Potawatomi, Delaware and Miami tribes. — Map (db m18880) HM
Indiana (Putnam County), Russellville — Foundation Rock
From Portland Mills Bridge Built 1856 Relocated 1960 — Map (db m69403) HM
Indiana (Putnam County), Russellville — 67.1972.1 — Portland Mills
This marker stands on the corner of four Townships on the Parke and Putnam Co. line, once the center of the thriving rural town of Portland Mills Settled in the early 1800's CHRISTIAN CHURCH Established 1838 - Relocated 1959 . . . — Map (db m69402) HM

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