Scout Cabin - Veedersburg, IN
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member KC9PDY
N 40° 06.935 W 087° 16.077
16T E 477166 N 4440620
Quick Description: At the Hub Park, in Veedersburg, Indiana, there is a traditional log construction "Scout Cabin", built in 1934, by W.P.A. workers from locally grown logs.
Location: Indiana, United States
Date Posted: 8/24/2014 1:27:21 AM
Waymark Code: WMMATK
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member NW_history_buff
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Long Description:
At the Hub Park, in Veedersburg, Indiana, there is a traditional log construction "Scout Cabin", built in 1934, by W.P.A. workers from locally grown logs.

In the mid-1930's the W.P.A. workers built the "Scout Cabin". The local project manager was Guy Smith of Veedersburg.
It is a full log constructed building with one Black Walnut log on the bottom and the rest Sycamore. An original full hearth rustic fire place is still used.
The cabin was built for the community with the stipulation the Boy Scouts were to always have priority in using it for their activities—as their leaders so desired. The cabin is also used by the general public. From the Historic Marker Database page (visit link)

There is a metal marker situated next to the building, placed there in 2010 by The Veedersburg Redevelopment Commision.

Marker Text:-

"Scout Cabin"
Built 1934 for "Boy Scouts"
by W.P.A. - Local Workers
Guy Smith - Projrct Mgr.
Logs - Walter Msarshall Farm
Bricks - Veedersburg Paving
2010 Veedersburg Redevelopment Commision

Veedersburg is the only town in Van Buren Township, Fountain County, Indiana, United States. The population was 2,180 at the 2010 census. (visit link)

Van Buren Township is one of eleven townships in Fountain County, Indiana. As of the 2010 census, its population was 2,972. (visit link)

Fountain County lies in the western part of the U.S. state of Indiana on the east side of the Wabash River. The county was officially established in 1826 and was the 53rd in Indiana. The county seat is Covington.

According to the 2000 census, its population was 17,954; the 2010 population was 17,240. The county has eight incorporated towns with a total population of about 9,700, as well as many small unincorporated communities; it is also divided into eleven townships which provide local services. An interstate highway, two U.S. Routes and five Indiana state roads cross the county, as does a major railroad line.

The state of Indiana was established in 1816. The first non-indigenous settler in the area that became Fountain County is thought to have been a Mr. Forbes, who arrived here in early 1823 and was soon followed by others. Fountain County was officially created on December 30, 1825, the act taking effect on April 1, 1826; the boundaries of the county have not changed since that time. It was named for Major James Fontaine of Kentucky who was killed at Harmar's Defeat (near modern Fort Wayne, Indiana) on October 22, 1790, during the Northwest Indian War.

Wikipedia (visit link)
Project type: Park structure/building (other than lodge)

Date built or created: 1934

Location: Hub Park, Veedersburg, Indiana

City: Veedersburg

Condition: Good upkeep with a little wear and tear

Website for additional information: [Web Link]

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