Friday, April 4, 2008

Historical Sign

This is a marker on a stand placed at one edge of the sidewalk by a parking lot across from the Federal Building. The wording is strange to me - at first glance, it seems to commemorate a Sousa Band Concert taking place in 2005. I think these markers are supposed to be placed in locations where Sousa and his band performed, and should show the date of that concert. Here's a link to the Sousa Foundation historial marker page.

So it's a marker that generates questions to me: when did Sousa and his band come to Terre Haute? And where did they play? Was there a venue on the site (7th and Cherry) that no longer exists. If not, why did they place the marker there?

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