Lincoln Memorial Plaque Nears Completion

Abraham LincolnAn official marker to commemorate President Abraham Lincoln’s funeral train passing through San Pierre in 1865 will soon be complete.

Last spring the Starke County Historical Society  marked the 150th anniversary of the event by placing a large boulder at the site, south of San Pierre. The location on U.S. 421 is now a township park where Little Company of Mary once stood.

The Starke County Community Foundation announced funding for the plaque last week. Historical society treasurer Deb Mix wrote the grant.