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Henry Wimberg, Founded Free Dental Clinic - Evansville, IN, USA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member WayBetterFinder
N 37° 57.973 W 087° 34.399
16S E 449641 N 4202221
Quick Description: A civilian dedication plaque to Henry Wimberg who founded the Evansville, IN Free Dental Clinic in 1914.
Location: Indiana, United States
Date Posted: 8/21/2010 6:36:52 PM
Waymark Code: WM9H6T
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Dunbar Loop
Views: 6

Long Description:
The coordinates take you to a bronze plaque mounted horizontally on a base of concrete near a tree planted along SE Riverside Drive in Evansville, Indiana. This is a civilian dedication honoring Henry Wimberg for providing the finances to create a Free Dental Clinic in Evansville in 1914. The plaque text reads: "In Memory of Henry Wimberg whose generous gift founded the Evansville Free Dental Clinic in Nineteen Hundred and Fourteen. 1940." The Free Clinic was established in 1914 though Henry Wimberg's financial gifts to the Evansville Dental Society, that set up this clinic initially in 1914. The website posted below shows city records that by December 1916, the Evansville Dental Society gifted the free clinic to the city of Evansville and it became part of the Department of Public Health and Charities. A Google search of free dental clinics in Evansville indicated there was still some opportunities for free dental care, albeit limited, so old Henry Wimberg's vision for funding a free clinic has had long lasting effect on the residents of Evansville, IN.
Website with more information on either the memorial or the person(s) it is dedicated to: [Web Link]

Location: Along SE Riverside Drive, near the intersection with Cherry Street.

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