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IHB > Historical Markers > Press Releases and Marker Dedications > August 10, 2007 - Thomas Riley Marshall August 10, 2007 - Thomas Riley Marshall

Thomas Riley Marshall (85.2007.1)
North Manchester
Wabash County, Indiana

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The Thomas Riley Marshall marker was dedicated on August 10, 2007 in North Manchester, Wabash County, Indiana.

The marker was installed in front of the home in which Marshall was born, now at 405 North Market Street.

The marker was installed in front of the home in which Marshall was born, now at 405 North Market Street.

Many people came to the dedication which was part of the 2007 North Manchester Fun Fest.

Many people came to the dedication which was part of the 2007 North Manchester Fun Fest.

The North Manchester Community Choir, directed by Debbie Chinworth played music from the early 1900s for the ceremony. Diana Bucher played the keyboard.

The North Manchester Community Choir, directed by Debbie Chinworth played music from the early 1900s for the ceremony. Diana Bucher played the keyboard.

David Bennett, author of <EM>He Almost Changed the World: The Life and Times of Thomas Riley Marshall </EM>spoke at the dedication.

David Bennett, author of He Almost Changed the World: The Life and Times of Thomas Riley Marshall spoke at the dedication.

(From left) Carrie Mugford, City Clerk Treasurer; Ferne Baldwin, expert on the Thomas Riley Marshall birth home; Pamela Bennett, Director of the Indiana Historical Bureau; and William Eberly, President of the North Manchester Historical Society and marker applicant with the marker.

(From left) Carrie Mugford, City Clerk Treasurer; Ferne Baldwin, expert on the Thomas Riley Marshall birth home; Pamela Bennett, Director of the Indiana Historical Bureau; and William Eberly, President of the North Manchester Historical Society and marker applicant with the marker.