Pendleton, Indiana: Three White Men Hanged For Killing Indians

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Pendleton Historical Museum

Address:
Falls Park Drive, Pendleton, IN
Directions:
Northeast edge of town. Near a shelter and the parking lot on the west end of Falls Park, roughly between East and St. Johns St., on the north side of Falls Park Drive. Park next to Pendleton Historical Museum; behind building cross small Fall Creek footbridge.
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Three White Men Hung marker.

Three White Men Hanged For Killing Indians

A bluntly worded stone marker actually preserves a happy moment in Indiana history, when killing Indians became a capital crime.

Roadsideamerica.com Report... [05/13/2010]

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Marker.

Three White Men Hanged For Killing Indians

The town was recently hit by a devastating tornado (May 2019). The marker is hard to get to from the footbridge now, with lots of tree limbs down and shrubbery. It's easier to drive a short distance to the other side of the bridge and park in the lot of Pets and Vets -- the marker is in their back yard.

[Dorothy Loslo, 07/11/2019]

Nice park.

Three White Men Hanged For Killing Indians

It's across the pedestrian bridge near the museum. What a beautiful park. Stretch your legs and eat that sandwich you packed to save money.

[Sarah Campau, 11/11/2016]

Monument.

Three White Men Hung Here

It's just a short walk to the marker. The park is beautiful in the winter; the falls are half-frozen over and look very neat.

[cydav, 03/11/2015]

If you're gonna hang murderers, you might as well do it in a place of sublime beauty.

Three White Men Hanged For Killing Indians

Fall Creek Park is a beautiful spot, but it's also rather large, and the marker is impossible to find if you don't know where to look. It can NOT be seen from your car. (I had to enlist the help of a local cop on his lunch break to point me in the right direction.)

As you drive along the main park roadway, you'll see the small Pendleton Historical Museum right against the road. Park your car in that parking lot, and behind the bldg. you'll see walkways to a small footbridge that crosses Fall Creek. On the other side of that bridge, in the grass just behind a tree, is the marker. It's no more than a 2-3 minute walk from your car.

[D Jonesy, 09/15/2010]

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