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Left Side - - 1825 Lafayette 1925 Marker image, Touch for more information
By Courtesy:: Carly C. Kindig, August 22, 2010
Left Side - - 1825 Lafayette 1925 Marker
Indiana (Tippecanoe County), Lafayette — 1825 Lafayette 19251826 Tippecanoe County 1926
Lafayette. Named for America’s friend from France. Founded by William Digby in May 1825. Head of navigation on Wabash River. Important Port of Wabash Canal 1843 - 1859. Well-known station in “underground Railroad.” Home of . . . — Map (db m34763) HM
Indiana (Tippecanoe County), Lafayette — A Tribute to Joe Rumpza - The Vegetable King1922 - 2002
Potatoes, tomatoes, pumpkins and greens, sumptuous sweet-corn, all sorts of beans, cantaloupe, honeydew, name any melon, planted then ripened, soon ready for sellin’. What sort of hard-workin’ son-of-gun could get things to market, get . . . — Map (db m34229) HM
Indiana (Tippecanoe County), Lafayette — Big Four DepotLafayette, Indiana
1902 - Built at Second and South Streets by the Cleveland, Cincinnati, Chicago, & St. Louis Railroad, nicknamed “Big Four” and the lake Erie & Western Railroad; served as a train depot until 1975 1979 - Reopened by City of . . . — Map (db m34768) HM
Indiana (Tippecanoe County), Lafayette — Camp Tippecanoe - - - 1861 - 1865
May 1861 saw this high 30-acre bluff over-looking Lafayette quickly become an induction center for enlistees in the Civil War until its end in 1865. Ample water, good drainage and access to the railroad at its west end served the purpose well, . . . — Map (db m8697) HM
Indiana (Tippecanoe County), Lafayette — 79.1998.1 — Centennial Historic DistrictCentennial Park
Area platted as Bartholomew and Davis Addition, 1829. Neighborhood grew rapidly during citywide expanson after canal (1843) and railroad (1853) arrived. Most structures, of many architectural styles, built 1870 - 1910. Named after Centennial School, . . . — Map (db m8696) HM
Indiana (Tippecanoe County), Lafayette — Davis Ferry
The first white man known to have resided in the Tippecanoe Township was a Frenchman named William Burnett who establish a trading post between the mouth of Burnett's creek and the Tippecanoe River. Burnett's daughter married John Davis who . . . — Map (db m36235) HM
Indiana (Tippecanoe County), Lafayette — Earl & Hatcher Block
Earl & Hatcher Block Has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior Built 1865 — Map (db m34904) HM
Indiana (Tippecanoe County), Lafayette — General Lafayette - Fountain
(See individual photos of panels with text.) — Map (db m34273) HM
Indiana (Tippecanoe County), Lafayette — 79.1997.1 — Highland Park
Neighborhood in late-Victorian "landscape garden suburb" style, designed by Cincinnati firm, Earnshaw and Punshon. Platted 1891, 1893. Houses are of a wide variety of architectural styles. Important for this suburban development was 1892 spur on . . . — Map (db m34222) HM
Indiana (Tippecanoe County), Lafayette — 79.1997.2 — Highland Park
Neighborhood in late-Victorian "landscape garden suburb" style, designed by Cincinnati firm, Earnshaw and Punshon. Platted 1891, 1893. Houses are of a wide variety of architectural styles. Important for this suburban development was 1892 spur on . . . — Map (db m69388) HM
Indiana (Tippecanoe County), Lafayette — Highland Park NeighborhoodPlatted 1891
Highland Neighborhood Park Has Been Placed on the National Register of Historic Places by The United States Department of the Interior Listed March 14, 1996 — Map (db m34914) HM
Indiana (Tippecanoe County), Lafayette — Iraq War Memorial — " Most Precious Offering "
( Individual Plaques - Left to Right ) SPC Luke P. Frist 209th Quartermaster Co., Lafayette, IN United States Army Reserve January 5, 2004, Ar Ramadi, Iraq Marine Cpl. Bryan Scott Wilson 2nd Battalion, 11th Marine Regiment 1st . . . — Map (db m34971) WM
Indiana (Tippecanoe County), Lafayette — John Purdue Block
Erected on this site in 1845 by John Purdue (October 31, 1802 - September 12, 1876) The John Purdue Block was a collection of 12 stores, each 22 feet wide, occupying the complete block between Columbia and South streets. At the time, it was the . . . — Map (db m34826) HM
Indiana (Tippecanoe County), Lafayette — John T. MyersMain Street Bridge
Named July 12, 1997 to honor John T. Myers U.S. Representative, 7th District, IN 1966-1996. For dedicated service to the Greater Lafayette community. Friend, advocate, champion of constituents. With special thanks for advancing . . . — Map (db m34869) HM
Indiana (Tippecanoe County), Lafayette — Lincoln in Lafayette
"We are united in one feeling for the Union. We believe in...every star and stripe of the glorious flag."

On these tracks Abraham Lincoln stopped in Lafayette and spoke those Unifying words on Feb 11, 1861 on his "Whistle Stop Tour" en route to . . . — Map (db m92078) HM

Indiana (Tippecanoe County), Lafayette — 79.2001.1 — Ninth Street HillNeighborhood Historic District
Side One Lafayette platted 1825. This area was first known as Prospect Hill. Wealthy families built country estates here 1850's - 1860's. Streetcar lines of 1880's transformed Hill into popular suburb. Area declined after World War II. . . . — Map (db m8694) HM
Indiana (Tippecanoe County), Lafayette — 79.1992.1 — Perrin Historic District
Platted in 1873, this district was Lafayette's first planned residential area which conformed to geographic contours. It was developed by James J. Perrin, Margaret Cason Perrin, Edward Asher, and Consider Tinkler. Listed in National Register of . . . — Map (db m8695) HM
Indiana (Tippecanoe County), Lafayette — The Ellsworth Historic District
Side A This District is named for U.S. Patent Commissioner, Henry Leavitt Ellsworth, who lived in the neighborhood and was instrumental in the settling of the Wabash Valley area. As Lafayette grew, the neighborhood was a popular choice for . . . — Map (db m35227) HM
Indiana (Tippecanoe County), Lafayette — The Forty - Niners
Near this point ten Lafayette Freemasons, operating as traveling Sierra Nevada Lodge, embarked March 27, 1849 on six-months' journey by boat to Mexico, then overland to Pacific, then by ship to California gold fields. — Map (db m34816) HM
Indiana (Tippecanoe County), Lafayette — The Purple Heart Memorial
( Front ) Dedicated to the recipients of this Nation’s oldest military decoration “The Purple Heart” Left side: The Purple Heart Insignia Right side: My stone is red for the blood they shed. . . . — Map (db m34294) WM
Indiana (Tippecanoe County), Lafayette — The Red Crown Mini-Museum"The Crown Jewels"
Main marker Collection of Donald Jay Stein Lafayette, Indiana Dedication marker To the City of Layayette/West Lafayette and more specifically, to the people of "the South Side" with whom I have worked diligently over the . . . — Map (db m8676) HM
Indiana (Tippecanoe County), Lafayette — The Tippecanoe County Courthouse — Neoclassic Architecture
The Tippecanoe County Courthouse Neoclassic Architecture on the National Register of Historic Places Construction Started 1881 Completed 1884 — Map (db m34764) HM
Indiana (Tippecanoe County), Lafayette — Tippecanoe County War Memorial
(South Face, Center Panel) Civil War • Spanish American War • Mexican War • World War I • World War II. This memorial is dedicated to all those from Tippecanoe County who in the Armed Service of all wars made the Supreme . . . — Map (db m34343) HM
Indiana (Tippecanoe County), Lafayette — Tippecanoe County War MemorialSpain - Philippine Insurrection - China Relief Expedition — Cuba - Porta Rico
( Upper Plaque: ) United * Spanish * War * Veterans * 1898 * 1902 * Philippine Islands Cuba Porto Rico U. S. A. ( Lower Plaque: ) In memory of our comrades who on land and sea defended the Nation’s Honor in . . . — Map (db m34824) WM
Indiana (Tippecanoe County), Lafayette — To Commemorate The Wabash and Erie CanalWhich Operated 1841 - - 1872
Between Toledo, Ohio, and Evansville, Indiana. And which, through Lafayette paralleled the Wabash River, crossing Main Street at the East end of the bridge. — Map (db m34215) HM
Indiana (Tippecanoe County), Lafayette — Trail of DeathSeptember 13, 1838 — Lagrange on Wabash River
Over 850 Potawatomi Indians camped here on the Wabash River in Tippecanoe County, Indiana, Sept. 13, 1838, on the forced removal from Indiana to Kansas. There were 106 sick so two doctors were called in, Drs. Ritchie & son. Sanford Cox later wrote . . . — Map (db m33811) HM
Indiana (Tippecanoe County), Lafayette — Trail of DeathSeptember 12, 1838 — LaGrange - Logansport State Road
In 1838 some 800 Potawatomi Indians, being forcibly removed from Marshall County to Kansas, camped along this road, the LaGrange-Logansport State Road. On this “trail of death”, scores of Native Americans suffered and died. The mother of . . . — Map (db m33812) HM

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