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Historic Evansville WayTour - Evansville, IN
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member thegorilla23
N 37° 57.160 W 087° 34.555
16S E 449403 N 4200719
Quick Description: WayTour of historical locations of Evansville, IN
Location: Indiana, United States
Date Posted: 6/3/2011 9:41:55 PM
Waymark Code: WMBMWK
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member GEO*Trailblazer 1
Views: 25

Long Description:
#1 N 37° 57.160 W 087° 34.555 - LST 325
This site is home to a LST 325 Landing Ship that was built in Evansville for use in WWII. Evansville was originally scheduled to build 24 LSTs for the United States Navy, but wound up building 167 LSTs and 35 other vessels.
(8 nearby waymarks, 1 nearby geocaches, and 0 nearby benchmarks)

#2 N 37° 58.024 W 087° 34.456 - Four Freedoms Monument
This site has become the iconic image of Evansville. There are 4 limestone pillars that stand on the riverfront that represent the 4 freedoms as stated by President Franklin Roosevelt in 1941 (Freedom of Religion, Speech, Want, and Fear)
(28 nearby waymarks, 4 nearby geocaches, and 2 nearby benchmarks)

#3 N 37° 58.426 W 087° 34.329 - Old Vanderburgh County Courthouse
This site is a 1890's county courthouse building built in a German Baroque style. There are many adorements and decorations on the building, making it a marvel to visit.
(82 nearby waymarks, 4 nearby geocaches, and 3 nearby benchmarks)

#4 N 37° 58.697 W 087° 34.451 - Willard Library
This site is the oldest library in the state of Indiana. It was opened in 1885, funded by Willard Carpenter. Carpenter visualized a college in this location, but died before it all came together. Capenter also owned a home near here that was used as part of the Underground Railroad.
(16 nearby waymarks, 4 nearby geocaches, and 1 nearby benchmark)

#5 N 37° 59.565 W 087° 33.817 - Bosse Field
This site is the 3rd oldest baseball stadium still used in the United States behind only Fenway Park and Wrigley Field. Bosse Field has been the home to many levels of baseball teams from high school to college to semi-pro to independent league to AAA minor league teams. It was also used in the filming of "A League Of Their Own" starring Tom Hanks and Madonna.
(10 nearby waymarks, 4 nearby geocaches, and 0 nearby benchmarks)
Recommended Time for this WayTour: From: 7:00 AM To: 8:00 PM

Stop Coordinates:
N 37° 57.160 W 087° 34.555 N 37° 58.024 W 087° 34.456 N 37° 58.426 W 087° 34.329 N 37° 58.697 W 087° 34.451 N 37° 59.565 W 087° 33.817


Starting Address for this WayTour:
840 LST Drive
Evansville, IN USA
47713


Number of Stops: 5

Website of stops: [Web Link]

Stop Website: [Web Link]

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