David Dale Owen Historical

David Dale Owen Historical (HM1TAL)

Location: New Harmony, IN 47631 Posey County
Country: United States of America

N 38° 7.795', W 87° 56.109'

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Pioneer Geologist of the American Midwest

—New Harmony, Home of —

Conducted field studies in the years 1837 through 1860 that established a framework, little altered in the ensuing years, for the regional geology of the Upper Mississippi Drainage Basin. Appointed Geologist for the State of Indiana in 1837, he extended his activities to other states and territories beginning in 1839 when he was designated principal agent to explore the mineral lands of the United States in northern Illinois and in Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Iowa Territories. Studies for the State of Kentucky and Arkansas followed, and he was again State Geologist of Indiana when his life ended in 1860.
Numerous eminent geologists were associated with New Harmony. William MaClure and Gerard Troost preceded Owen there, and, of many others who worked with him or learned under his tutelage, Richard Owen and Edward T. Cox remained to contribute notably to the geological knowledge of the area.
John B. Patton
Indiana State Geologist

Memorialized by the Eastern Section, American Association of Petroleum Geologists on the occasion of Annual Meeting
October 1980
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HM NumberHM1TAL
Year Placed1980
Placed ByEastern Section, American Association of Petroleum Geologists
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, July 27th, 2016 at 1:02am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)31N E 166021 N 0
Decimal Degrees38.12991667, -87.93515000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 7.795', W 87° 56.109'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 7' 47.7" N, 87° 56' 6.54" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)812
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 454-498 IN-66, New Harmony IN 47631, US
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