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Eddie Taylor - Terre Haute, IN
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.
N 39° 28.002 W 087° 24.432
16S E 464972 N 4368647
Quick Description: With no arms he found a way to earn his living
Location: Indiana, United States
Date Posted: 1/13/2015 4:53:47 AM
Waymark Code: WMN7K2
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member NCDaywalker
Views: 3

Long Description:

County of memorial: Vigo County
Location of memorial: US 40 (Wabash Ave.) & US 41 (N. 7th St.), Crossroads of America, Terre Haute

Marker text:
On these sidewalks, Eddie Taylor - Mayor of 7th and Wabash - peddled newspapers from 1916 to 1957, advancing freedom of the press one American at a time
May those who walk these same Terre Haute streets value that freedom in Eddie's memory

2003 "Mayor Judy Anderson proclaimed Oct. 8 as “Eddie Taylor Day” commemorating the late Taylor’s 41 years (1916-1957) of service to the city as a Tribune and Star carrier. He had lost his lower arms in a sawmill accident before he began selling newspapers on the corner of Seventh Street and Wabash Avenue." ~ Terre Haute Tribune Star

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Location: crossroads of America - on the street corner where he sold his papers

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