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Cataract Falls are the result of oceans and ice.The limestone outcroppings that form Cataract Falls formed millions of years ago when this region was covered by a large shallow ocean. Layers of calcium-rich materials fell to the ocean floor.As …
The Cataract Covered Bridge is one of Owen County's historic treasures. It is the only remaining covered bridge in the county. It is also only one of six Smith Truss covered bridges in the state, and one of the finest remaining examples of this tr…
(Side One)An 1838 state law gave county commissioners power to build bridges for "public convenience" and to raise taxes to pay for them. Owen County Commissioners contracted 1875 for a "Smith's High Double Wood Truss" over Eel River in Jennings T…
HistoryNorthern boundary of the Indiana Territory established by the 1809 Treaty of Fort Wayne between Gov. W.H. Harrison and the Indian tribes, Miami Chief Little Turtle presiding. The line followed the shadow of an upright spear at 10:00 A.M. Hi…
( Column One )World War IHarold Anthony · Oliver Blair · Earl Bonnewell · Edward Call · Guy Coleman · Claude Crouch · Forrest Douglas · Lewis Hauser · Leland McKeand Highet · William E…
Dedicated to the Memory of ThoseWho Served Their CountryDuring the Wars of the United States—————————Erected through the Efforts ofThe Women's Relief Corpsof Spencer, Indiana1939——&…
( Front )To Soldiers of the RevolutionOwen Co.( Side )In MemoriamJames BrayantPeter Witham (Spencer)Joshua Kelley Thomas Ashbrook(Wash. Tp.)
( Stone Base - Side 1 )Cannon Used in War for the Unity1861 - - 1865Loaned by War Dept. U. S. A.( Stone Base - Side 2 )Dedicated to theUnion Soldiers of Owen County By:Gettysburg Post No. 93 G. A. R. -and- W. R. C. No. 106July 4th, 1905
(Front Plaque)In Grateful Recognitionof thePatriotic Service Rendered byThe Men and Women of Owen CountyDuring the World War1917 - 1918(Back Plaque)This tablet is erectedin memory of these men ofOwen Countywho gave their livesin the World War1914 …
Civil War training camp for the 59th Indiana Volunteer Infantry in 1861-62 was located one-half mile southwest of Gosport on White River. Named for former Indiana Congressman James Hughes.