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Intersection of Pierce Rd (SR 4) and Mulberry Rd image, Touch for more information
By Duane Hall, December 14, 2012
Intersection of Pierce Rd (SR 4) and Mulberry Rd
Indiana (St. Joseph County), Lakeville — 71.1998.1 — Huggart Settlement
First land purchased by Huggart brothers in 1834; area settled and farmed by their families and several other African-American households circa 1850-1890s. Settlement families attended nearby schools and churches and worked with neighbors in . . . — Map (db m61923) HM
Indiana (St. Joseph County), Mishawaka — Ball-Band Factory
Introduction This monument, overlooking the site of the former Ball-Band factory on the south bank of the St. Joseph River, pays tribute to the thousands of men and women who labored there. The swift-flowing waters of the river . . . — Map (db m64088) HM
Indiana (St. Joseph County), Mishawaka — 71.1997.2 — Battell Park
Mishawaka's oldest park, circa 1860s; given to city (1881) by members of Battell family. Features include Civil War soldiers monument (1884); neoclassical copper-domed, brick and limestone bandshell commemorating WWI (1927); exceptional Works . . . — Map (db m61835) HM
Indiana (St. Joseph County), Mishawaka — 71.1999.1 — Dodge Manufacturing Company
Wallace H. Dodge (1849-1894) founded company 1878; made wood products; moved to this site 1880. Patented wood split pulley 1882, revolutionary for standardized, interchangeable parts. Its innovative products have led to advances in power . . . — Map (db m61832) HM
Indiana (St. Joseph County), Mishawaka — 71.1968.2 — First Bridge
The first bridge across the St. Joseph River was built at this place in 1837 at a cost of $2499 and was paid for by popular subscription. The bridge replaced a ferry which had operated here from 1834. First bridge replaced by the red, covered bridge . . . — Map (db m64085) HM
Indiana (St. Joseph County), Mishawaka — 71.1968.1 — First Dam Across The St. Joseph River / Power Race
First Dam Across The St. Joseph River The original dam, providing power for which Mishawaka was noted, was completed in 1837. It was 577 feet long, 24 feet thick and cost $38,000.00.

Power Race Along this race, providing water . . . — Map (db m54742) HM

Indiana (St. Joseph County), Mishawaka — Historic Cross Relocation
SISTERS OF THE HOLY CROSS Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center "Historic Cross Relocation" Dedicated April, 2012 In September 2010, this 30-foot stainless steel cross was removed from our 22-acre hospital campus in . . . — Map (db m68782) HM
Indiana (St. Joseph County), Mishawaka — 71.1995.1 — Kamm & Schellinger Brewery
Kamm and Schellinger Brewery is significant in the industrial heritage of Mishawaka and Indiana. First structures built 1853; expansions in late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Incorporated in 1883; beer production ended in 1951. Listed in . . . — Map (db m65463) HM
Indiana (St. Joseph County), Mishawaka — Mishawaka Civil War Soldiers Monument
(Monument Base) Erected September 1884 Shiloh - Mobile - Chickamauga - Vicksburg (Facing East) Erected by the citizens of Penn Township, St. Joseph County, Indiana, to commemorate the bravery and patriotism of her . . . — Map (db m61851) WM
Indiana (St. Joseph County), Mishawaka — Mishawaka Fish Ladder
St. Joseph River Trout and Salmon Project The Mishawaka Fish ladder is an integral part of the St. Joseph River Trout and Salmon Project. This Project was conceived in the 1970's by the Indiana and Michigan Departments of Natural . . . — Map (db m76352) HM
Indiana (St. Joseph County), Mishawaka — 71.1976.1 — Mishawaka High School
Mishawaka's first public high school was opened in 1874 with an enrollment of sixty students. Accredited in 1876, the school graduated its first class in June, 1878. The original building was a three-story red brick structure at First and Hill . . . — Map (db m64087) HM
Indiana (St. Joseph County), Mishawaka — Mishawaka Wars of the Nation Memorial
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Indiana (St. Joseph County), Mishawaka — Mother Angela Gillespie, C.S.C.1824 - 1887
She was someone who was greatly respected, both within and outside of the congregation. A Civil War physician and historian wrote of Mother Angela: "In every army and battlefield in the west she and her sisters were found. She established field . . . — Map (db m68783) HM
Indiana (St. Joseph County), Mishawaka — 71.1997.1 — Normain Heights Subdivision
Veterans' Homes of Mishawaka, Inc., founded by veterans, 1946, built (1947-1949) to counter housing shortage after World War II. 315 houses built on battle-named streets to seven designs; innovative features: aluminum siding, complete kitchen and . . . — Map (db m61834) HM
Indiana (St. Joseph County), Mishawaka — Perkins Windmill
This restored windmill was originally gifted by John M. Perkins to the Studebaker National Museum in 1979. The Museum conveyed it to the City in 2003. This iconic artifact is part of our proud manufacturing heritage, and a good reminder of our . . . — Map (db m76353) HM
Indiana (St. Joseph County), Mishawaka — 71.1965.1 — Sisters of the Holy CrossCivil War Nurses
1861–1865. In response to Governor Morton’s call of October 1861, eighty Sisters of the Holy Cross under the leadership of Mother Angela served as military nurses. The Sisters became the forerunners of the Navy Nurse Corps in 1862 when . . . — Map (db m1669) HM
Indiana (St. Joseph County), Mishawaka — Sisters of the Holy Cross Marker Relocation
This historical marker was originally located at our South Bend Saint Joseph Hospital Campus, and was "dedicated" there in October of 1965. It was removed to accommodate the demolition of all of the existing buildings to make space for the new Saint . . . — Map (db m68784) HM
Indiana (St. Joseph County), Mishawaka — 71.1968.4 — St. Joseph Iron Works
At this site Alanson M. Hurd, a Detroit, Michigan, businessman, built the first successful iron blast furnace in Indiana. The town he platted in 1833 on the south bank of the river was called the St. Joseph Iron Company. On February 17, 1838, the . . . — Map (db m64086) HM
Indiana (St. Joseph County), Mishawaka — 71.1968.3 — The Mishawaka Academic and Normal Institute1846 - 1868
Opposite the south end of Main Street at 4th Street stood the two-storied, red brick Institute Building, where the Mishawaka Academic and Normal Institute classes were held. This was a Free school for Mishawaka children and a Select school for . . . — Map (db m61833) HM
Indiana (St. Joseph County), New Carlisle — Hamilton Church CemeteryCemetery Heritage
Hamilton Church Cemetery Established 1830 A Historic Cemetery Listed in Indiana's Cemetery and Burial Grounds Registry of the Indiana Department of Natural Resources Installed 2013 Indiana Historical Bureau and Schuyler . . . — Map (db m73866) HM
Indiana (St. Joseph County), New Carlisle — Hamilton Methodist Church
“This tablet marks the site of Hamilton Methodist Church” Organized in 1830 Erected in 1838 One of the earliest churches in northern Indiana Soldiers of the American Revolution, War of 1812 and every major . . . — Map (db m73867) HM
Indiana (St. Joseph County), New Carlisle — New Carlisle Civil War Memorial
In Memory Of The Unknown Dead Soldiers, Sailors And Marines Of The War of the Rebellion 1861 – 1865 — Map (db m76396) WM
Indiana (St. Joseph County), New Carlisle — New Carlisle Founded
New Carlisle founded by Richard Carlisle in 1835 on ground originally obtained from the Potawatami Indians by Lazarus Bourissa. Incorporated 1866 — Map (db m76394) HM
Indiana (St. Joseph County), New Carlisle — New Carlisle World War II Honor Roll
In Honor of Those Who Served Their Country in World War II Accoe, Evelyn • Accoe, George • Accoe, Richard • Adams, Gilbert • Adams, Sherman • ★ Aiken, William • Alm, Albert • Alm, Richard • Alm, Robert • Amen, Robert • Baer, Thomas . . . — Map (db m76393) WM
Indiana (St. Joseph County), New Carlisle — Rooted in Studebaker History
In 1926 the Studebaker Corporation purchased 850 acres from area farmers to develop an automobile proving ground. This same year, the Clubhouse was built for employee lodging, including a caretaker's apartment. The Clubhouse transformed over the . . . — Map (db m64814) HM
Indiana (St. Joseph County), New Carlisle — The Historic Lincoln HighwayMain Street Across America
—Lincoln Highway— The Nation’s First Coast-to-Coast Auto Road Once called the Main Street Across America, it all began on September 10, 1912, when a group of industrialists led by Carl Fisher of Indianapolis Motor . . . — Map (db m76388) HM
Indiana (St. Joseph County), North Liberty — A Champion of Farmland to Parkland
In Memory Of Honorable Richard Mangus, State Representative 1930 - 2008 Indiana General Assembly 1972-2004 Indiana Natural Resources Commission 2005-2008 Representative Richard (Dick) Mangus made a difference of Indiana’s natural . . . — Map (db m75672) HM
Indiana (St. Joseph County), North Liberty — People Make the Difference
Many individuals have worked hard to ensure that Potato Creek State Park has great diversity in natural, cultural and recreational resources. One person stands out in his support. Representative Richard Mangus worked tirelessly for his beloved . . . — Map (db m75671) HM
Indiana (St. Joseph County), North Liberty — 71.2003.1 — Porter (Rea) Cemetery
(Front Side) This cemetery was officially created September 6, 1854 when Samuel Gard deeded land to trustees for a burial ground. Free African-American settlers from Huggart Settlement were buried here alongside their white neighbors, . . . — Map (db m61922) HM
Indiana (St. Joseph County), South Bend — A Window To Our Past
The St. Joseph River of today looks much different than it did during the last glacial age, some 16,000 years ago. At that time, a mountain of snow and ice, perhaps a half a mile thick, covered much of St. Joseph county. Tremendous quantities of . . . — Map (db m77471)
Indiana (St. Joseph County), South Bend — 71.1963.1 — Camp Rose
Civil War Training camp for then 9th Congressional District was located at the old fairgrounds. The 99th, 73rd and 87th Indiana Volunteer Infantry regiments were organized and trained here in 1802. — Map (db m54993) HM
Indiana (St. Joseph County), South Bend — Chaplain Corby of Gettysburg
The first bronze sculpture of Chaplain William Corby by Samuel Murray was dedicated in 1910 on the Gettysburg battlefield by Civil War veterans of the five regiments of the Union's Army Irish Brigade. His statue is on the same boulder of Cemetery . . . — Map (db m12341) HM
Indiana (St. Joseph County), South Bend — Clarke Peace Memorial
About 500 Notre Dame alumni gave their lives for their country and peace in World War II, Korea and Vietnam In memorializing them, we join our prayers to their supreme sacrifice as we inscribe this column Pro Patria et Pace For Our Country . . . — Map (db m12192) HM
Indiana (St. Joseph County), South Bend — Coach Frank Leahy1908 - 1973
[Front]: This sculpture was presented to the University of Notre Dame on September 19, 1997 by his former players, the Leahy Family, ND Alumni and his many admirers. [Reverse]: Frank Leahy coached at Notre Dame a total of 11 . . . — Map (db m12257) HM
Indiana (St. Joseph County), South Bend — Council Oak
Under this tree May 1681 LaSalle met with and induced the Miami and Illinois Indians to enter into a treaty to resist the aggressions of the Iroquois. — Map (db m61740) HM
Indiana (St. Joseph County), South Bend — From a Letter of The Rev. Edward Sorin, CSCto the Very Reverend Basil Moreau, CSC — Founder of the Congregation of Holy Cross
Notre Dame du Lac December, 5, 1842 Beloved Father, When we least dreamed of it, we were offered an excellent piece of property, about 640 acres in extent. This land is located in the county of St. Joseph on the banks of the St. Joseph River, . . . — Map (db m36972) HM
Indiana (St. Joseph County), South Bend — Home of Hon. Schuyler Colfax
This tablet marks the home of Hon. Schuyler Colfax, Vice President U.S.A. 1869 to 1873, Founder of the Rebekah Degree of I.O.O.F. — Map (db m61799) HM
Indiana (St. Joseph County), South Bend — Howard Park
South Bend’s Oldest Park Howard is South Bend’s first and oldest park. The ground was named in honor of Judge Timothy Howard (1837-1916), who had a long and varied career in state and local politics. He served as a city council . . . — Map (db m77470) HM
Indiana (St. Joseph County), South Bend — 71.1966.1 — Indiana Territorial Line
(East-west boundary at this point.) The boundaries between Indiana and Michigan territories was established on June 30, 1805. Just before Indiana became a state in 1816, the line was moved ten miles north to provide frontage on Lake Michigan. — Map (db m2486) HM
Indiana (St. Joseph County), South Bend — 71.2002.1 — Jewish Cemetery Site
Hebrew Society of Brotherly Love of South Bend established Jewish cemetery on this site 1859. First Jewish families settling in a new community typically organized a burial society before establishing a formal congregation. Before Civil War era, . . . — Map (db m2759) HM
Indiana (St. Joseph County), South Bend — Knute RockneHead Coach — 1918-1930
105 wins, 12 losses, 5 ties National Champions: 1924, 1929, 1930 — Map (db m36974) HM
Indiana (St. Joseph County), South Bend — 71.19??.1 — La Salle's Camp1 Mile West
Site of La Salle's camp, 1679, on portage between St. Joseph and Kankakee rivers. La Salle was the first white man to enter Indiana, passing here again in 1681. — Map (db m61797) HM
Indiana (St. Joseph County), South Bend — 71.2010.1 — Lincoln & Dixie Highways
Lincoln Highway Association, formed 1913, promoted and procured a route from New York to California, Dixie Highway Association, formed 1915, worked similarly from Canada to Florida routes. Highways intersected here and . . . — Map (db m53874) HM
Indiana (St. Joseph County), South Bend — Lou HoltzHead Coach — 1986-1996
100 wins, 30 losses, 2 ties National Championship: 1988 "Trust, Love, Commitment" — Map (db m37009) HM
Indiana (St. Joseph County), South Bend — Michael A. BerticelliApril 26, 1951 - January 25, 2000
1990-2000 University of Notre Dame Head Men's Soccer Coach 104 Victories 3 Conference Championships 3 NCAA Tournament Appearances So much more than a winning record, Mike Berticelli established a high level of pride, commitment and . . . — Map (db m12258) HM
Indiana (St. Joseph County), South Bend — Notre Dame Fieldhouse
[Main Marker] Site of Notre Dame Fieldhouse where varsity and intramural athletes shook down the thunder for seventy years 1898-1968. President Franklin D. Roosevelt addressed a special University convocation in the Fieldhouse . . . — Map (db m12174) HM
Indiana (St. Joseph County), South Bend — Old College
This Building The cradle of the University of Notre Dame was built by Father Sorin in 1843. Originally intended for a community house it served for two years as a temporary college. From 1845-1854 it was the residence of Sisters of the Holy . . . — Map (db m36973) HM
Indiana (St. Joseph County), South Bend — On This Site South Bend Was Founded
On this site South Bend was founded as a fur trading post in 1823 by Alexis Coquillard, who came here from Detroit, Michigan, representing the American Fur Company. — Map (db m58101) HM
Indiana (St. Joseph County), South Bend — Pierre Freischutz Navarre Log Cabin
This Log Cabin Was Erected In 1820 By Pierre Freischutz Navarre Pioneer Fur-Trader The first white man to settle in this community. The cabin was originally located on the north bank of the St. Joseph River about five-hundred feet . . . — Map (db m76399) HM
Indiana (St. Joseph County), South Bend — Replica of the Statue of Liberty
With the faith and courage of their forefathers who made possible the Freedom of these United States The Boy Scouts of America Dedicate this copy of the Statue of Liberty as a pledge of Fidelity and Loyalty . . . — Map (db m53875) HM
Indiana (St. Joseph County), South Bend — Riehle Playing Field
Named in honor of Rev. James I. Riehle, C.S.C., a graduate of Notre Dame, a priest of the Congregation of Holy Cross and a friend and a minister of Notre Dame athletes. Father Riehle was a residence hall rector before and after his service as Dean . . . — Map (db m37003) HM
Indiana (St. Joseph County), South Bend — Robert Rene Cavalier Sieur DeLaSalle
French scholar and explorer. First white man to visit this region, passing from the St. Joseph River to the Kankakee River crossed this land December 5, 1679. To commemorate the visit of La Salle, the Board of Park Commissioners erected this tablet . . . — Map (db m64933) HM
Indiana (St. Joseph County), South Bend — Schuyler Colfax
Schuyler Colfax Vice President of the United States 1869 to 1873 Statesman and Beloved Citizen South Bend Post 50 American Legion Acknowledges the Services He Rendered His Country — Map (db m120066) HM
Indiana (St. Joseph County), South Bend — 71.1966.2 — Site of Home of Schuyler ColfaxMarch 23, 1823 - January 1, 1885
Prominent newspaperman and political leader; member of Congress, 1855-1869; Speaker, House of Representatives, 1863-1869; and Vice-President of the United States, 1869-1873. — Map (db m61798) HM
Indiana (St. Joseph County), South Bend — St. Joseph County Civil War Monument
( Front Plaque ) 1861 –––– 1865 In grateful recognition of the patriotism, services, and sacrifices of our soldiers in the war of the Union, we, the people of St. Joseph County, have erected this . . . — Map (db m53896) WM
Indiana (St. Joseph County), South Bend — The Sons of Israel Synagogue
"Make for me a sanctuary and I will dwell in their midst." Exodus 25:8 The Sons of Israel Synagogue (B'nai Israel) was constructed in 1901 in the Romanesque Revival style, designed by South Bend architects Freyemuth and Maurer. . . . — Map (db m76400) HM
Indiana (St. Joseph County), South Bend — Thomas A. Dooley, M.D. '481927-1961
Who as a pre-medical student cherished Our Lady's Grotto and who as a physician served the afflicted people of Southeast Asia with uncommon devotion and dedication — Map (db m12202) HM
Indiana (St. Joseph County), South Bend — University of Notre Dame Band
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Indiana (St. Joseph County), South Bend — Vetville
This area was the site of "Vetville" Married Student Housing 1945-1962 Many were the trials - Thanks to the Holy Family for the many blessings needed to persevere — Map (db m36970) HM
Indiana (St. Joseph County), Walkerton — Harold C. Urey
Erected by and for the American Legion Post No. 189 to designate the birthplace of Scientist, Educator, Lecturer, Author Harold C. Urey 1934 Nobel Prize Winner for his discovery of heavy hydrogen or deuterium and noted for . . . — Map (db m75604) HM
Indiana (St. Joseph County), Walkerton — Walkerton World War II Memorial
In Memory of the Valiant Sons and Daughters of This Area Who Served Their Country in the Armed Services in World War II — Map (db m75605) WM

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