Charles C. Deam

Charles C. Deam (HM17CZ)

Location: Bluffton, IN 46714 Wells County
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N 40° 44.33', W 85° 9.919'

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Born 1865 near Bluffton; died 1953. Resided most of his life on land south of here where house, study, and arboretum located. A Bluffton druggist, he was avid collector of botanical specimens throughout the state 1890s - 1920s. Documented important biological transition taking place between eras of virgin forests and intensive agricultural cultivation.

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Appointed Indiana's first State Forester (1909-1913, 1917-1928); Research Forster 1928-1940. Author of books on trees, shrubs, grasses, and flora of Indiana. Collections in Deam Herbarium, Indiana University, and Deam Arboretum, Bluffton. Charles C. Deam National Wilderness Area, 12,953-acre preserve, established in southern Indiana 1982.
HM NumberHM17CZ
Series This marker is part of the Indiana: Indiana State Historical Bureau Markers series
Marker Number90.2001.1
Year Placed2001
Placed ByIndiana Historical Bureau and Wells County Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, October 13th, 2014 at 4:37am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 654911 N 4511384
Decimal Degrees40.73883333, -85.16531667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 44.33', W 85° 9.919'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 44' 19.80" N, 85° 9' 55.14" W
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Area Code(s)260
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 500-598 E Market St, Bluffton IN 46714, US
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