Ravine Park

Ravine Park (HM1LE)

Location: Attica, IN 47918 Fountain County
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N 40° 17.407', W 87° 14.306'

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American Indians frequented this area, rich in natural resources. The ravine provided water from natural springs, marl for lime, and clay for bricks for nineteenth-century residents of Attica, platted 1825. City became owner of ravine 1906 when local business aand professional men organized to donate fifty-five acres for a public park.

City purchased thirty-five additional acres 1911, adding to eastern end. Park has served as center for social and recreational activities. Attica Chautauqua entertained many here 1907-1928. Donations, grants, and volunteers over the years have added swimming pool, nature trail, bridges, and other structures improving park as community asset.
HM NumberHM1LE
Series This marker is part of the Indiana: Indiana State Historical Bureau Markers series
Marker Number23.2003.1
Year Placed2003
Placed ByIndiana Historical Bureau and Historic Landmarks of Fountain County
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, September 22nd, 2014 at 9:57pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 479733 N 4459985
Decimal Degrees40.29011667, -87.23843333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 17.407', W 87° 14.306'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 17' 24.42" N, 87° 14' 18.36" W
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Area Code(s)765
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 12019 Kenneth Freed Park Dr S, Attica IN 47918, US
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