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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Pendleton
Pendleton, Indiana and Vicinity
▶ Madison County (23) ▶ Delaware County (23) ▶ Grant County (22) ▶ Hamilton County (29) ▶ Hancock County (5) ▶ Henry County (15) ▶ Tipton County (8)
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In 1843, Massachusetts Anti-Slavery Society sent speakers to New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Indiana to hold "One Hundred Conventions" on abolition. When speakers encountered citizens with deeply held racist ideas, they were . . . — — Map (db m69254) HM|
Pendleton’s first Library Association was formed in 1877. Subscribers paid $5 each for one of 200 association shares.
In 1906, 18 community residents formed the Independent Social Club. Each read a book, they brought it to a meeting. . . . — — Map (db m104357) HM|
After decades as a milling center and stone quarry, the area around the falls was, by 1918, an eyesore. Pendleton hardware store owner and town board member B.F. Phipps felt the area should be more than the town dump. His vision: Clean it . . . — — Map (db m104360) HM|
U.S. took American Indian lands in central Indiana by treaty in 1818. Some Indian villages and camps remained in the area as white settlers rushed to buy land. In the spring of 1824, white men murdered nine Indian men, women and children . . . — — Map (db m104355) HM|
The two-story Pendleton Town Hall, fire station and police headquarters stood here. On the night of January 9, 1936, as town board members met on the second floor, some men sat talking on the first. Irvin Taylor, a 50-year-old Pendleton . . . — — Map (db m104358) HM|
When first discovered, the falls were a natural wonder. In the midst of a dense forest flowed a pristine creek cascading over terraces of magnificent stone.
According to legend, Native Americans believed the area around the falls . . . — — Map (db m104359) HM|
Three white men were hung here in 1825 for killing Indians.
— — Map (db m225) HM|