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IHB > Historical Markers > Press Releases and Marker Dedications > August 5, 2006 - C.G. Conn Company August 5, 2006 - C.G. Conn Company

C.G. Conn Company (20.2006.1)
Elkhart
Elkhart County, Indiana

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Side 1 of the marker.

Side 1 of the marker.

Side 2 of the marker.

Side 2 of the marker.

On August 5, 2006 the dedication of the C. G. Conn Company and E. Hill Turnock markers took place in Elkhart, Indiana.

Approximately 35 people attended the marker dedication.

Approximately 35 people attended the marker dedication.

This large photograph is of the original Conn factory that stood on this site.

This large photograph is of the original Conn factory that stood on this site.

The C. G. Conn Company marker stands at the NW corner of Jackson Blvd. and Elkhart Avenue in Elkhart.

The C. G. Conn Company marker stands at the NW corner of Jackson Blvd. and Elkhart Avenue in Elkhart.

Marker applicant Ervin Beck addresses the audience during the ceremony

Marker applicant Ervin Beck addresses the audience during the ceremony.

Dale and Pam Longacre, owners of the Elkhart Camera Center, which now stands on the site of the old Conn factory, had the honor of unveiling the marker, while daughter Tiffany played the National Anthem on an original 1880s Conn's coronet.

Dale and Pam Longacre, owners of the Elkhart Camera Center, which now stands on the site of the old Conn factory, had the honor of unveiling the marker, while daughter Tiffany played the National Anthem on an original 1880s Conn's coronet.

Honored guest, Indiana Representative Tim Neese, Elkhart, expresses his appreciation of the hard work done by those who helped make the marker possible.

Honored guest, Indiana Representative Tim Neese, Elkhart, expresses his appreciation of the hard work done by those who helped make the marker possible.

Several other area natives spoke at the dedication. Several other area natives spoke at the dedication.

Several other area natives spoke at the dedication.

Several other area natives spoke at the dedication. Several other area natives spoke at the dedication.