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By Duane Hall, August 24, 2014
A Window To Our Past Marker
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 Leahy — 1908 - 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, CSC — to 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 Rockne — Head 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 Camp — 1 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 Holtz — Head 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. Berticelli — April 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 — 71.1966.2 — Site of Home of Schuyler Colfax — March 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. '48 — 1927-1961
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
. . . — Map (db m12248) HM
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

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