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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Rensselaer, Indiana
Location of Rensselaer, Indiana
▶ Jasper County (13) ▶ Benton County (5) ▶ Lake County (11) ▶ LaPorte County (53) ▶ Newton County (2) ▶ Porter County (29) ▶ Pulaski County (6) ▶ Starke County (4) ▶ White County (7)
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|This tablet marks the site of the first cabin in Rensselaer. Built and occupied by Joseph Yeoman and wife, December 1836. — — Map (db m27714) HM|
|General Robert H. Milroy, 1816–1890, was appointed colonel of the 9th Indiana Infantry, later promoted to brigadier and major general. He saw extensive action in western Virginia. After the war he served as Indian agent in State of Washington. — — Map (db m2312) HM|
|Born February 17, 1892 in Rensselaer; became part of New York Tin Pan Alley music scene. Wrote for Broadway musicals such hits as "Second Hand Rose" (Grant Clarke, lyrics) for Fanny Brice (1921 Ziegfeld Follies) and "Zing! Went the Strings of . . . — — Map (db m27712) HM|
|Founder of the town of
Came to Jasper Co., Ind.
1836 — — Map (db m27705) HM|
|In honor of all who served our country in the Armed Forces from Jasper County — — Map (db m27713) WM|
| To honor those who went
to serve in
The World War
Dedicated November 11, 1927 — — Map (db m27706) HM|
|In honor of all veterans who served our country. — — Map (db m27710) WM|
Incorporated as a municipal
steam power plant in 1898.
Changed to diesel power in 1925.
Remodeled and enlarged in 1939.
Chas S Chamberlin • Superintendent
Louis C Ramp • Asst Superintendent
J W Moore & Son • Consulting Engineers . . . — — Map (db m27808) HM|
|Erected by the Bureau of Catholic Indian Missions with funds from Katharine Drexel and operated by the Society of the Precious Blood with federal funds, 60 Indian boys from distant reservations were annually trained here. — — Map (db m2311) HM|
Originally called Iroquois Mission was
the first religious organization in
October 22, 1833 — — Map (db m27711) HM|