Monon Memorial At Bloomington
A Memorial To Monon Workers
The City Of Bloomington has granted permission for the Monon Railroad Historical-Technical Society, Inc. to erect a memorial on the site of the former passenger depot between 4th and 5th Streets in downtown Bloomington.
The memorial will consist of a limestone slab with two brass plaques. The memorial will be built at the edge of the "Rails To Trails" project. The trail will be a paved pathway from Rogers Street to 2nd Street. Park benches, landscaping and lighting will be provided by the City Of Bloomington and will be a fitting background for the memorial. The Monon Railroad Historical-Technical Society, Inc. is the sole entity to be granted permission to erect a memorial or structure along the trail. The Members Of The Monon Memorial At Bloomington Committee have provided photos in in depth information about railroad structures, history and hardware to the City Of Bloomington.
We estimate the cost of this memorial to be approximately $3,000.00. We are anticipating a Summer of 2008 dedication. Help make this happen on time with a donation.
IMPORTANT NOTICE FOR INDIANA RESIDENTS
Indiana residents must now pay sales tax of 7% on retail purchases. At the present time this tax is also charged on memberships and donations purchased at our on-line store. Memberships and donations are still tax exempt, however, at present we have no way to separate retail purchases from memberships and or donations when checking out. We are working on a solution so members can continue to make membership and donation purchases on line. At present, this means that when you check out, Indiana residents will be charged sales tax at 7%, or $1.75 on a $25.00 Memorial Donation purchase, and so on. If you choose not to pay this sales tax, you can send in your payment via mail to our Company Store:
Monon Railroad Historical-Technical Society, Inc
c/o Tom Kepshire
2506 W. Bertrand St.
South Bend, Indiana 46628-1704
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