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Terre Haute, Indiana
Terre Haute, Indiana
Wabash Valley Correctional Facility
CARLISLE - After months of hard work and patience, the creation of a replica 1917 World War One 5-Ton Tank has been completed. Wabash Valley Correctional Facility offender Larry James has logged over 17,000 hours working on his project and was able to finally present it to the Vincennes Indiana Military Museum.
Features of the tank include a functioning turret and attention to detail on mechanicals, electrical, and colors. Offender James was able to complete this project using materials regularly available to him, along with approved donations, and funds from his personal account. Items used to create the replica included cardboard, approved wire, card stock, Q-Tips, and material from photo album books.
When asked how he was able to create such a detailed model Offender James commented, "I used the spiral of a photo album to create the springs and I used a broken headphone to make the wiring. I tried to be as realistic as possible."
Judge Jim Osborne stated the following, "We have been thoroughly amazed at the detail and accuracy that he has been able to mold into his models. The ones that he has built so far are going to be assets for our growing exhibits. They represent and supplement existing displays that we have. We are excited that he is willing to do more for us."
Judge Jim Osborne also presented offender James a special coin in appreciation of his efforts in building this for the museum. "This coin was made after we donated our tank and I would like for you to have a coin for yourself," stated Judge Osborne.
The Indiana Military Museum is located in historic Vincennes, Indiana and is home to one of the best, most comprehensive collections of military memorabilia in the country. In addition to the museum’s own artifacts, including military vehicles, aircraft, uniforms, insignia, and equipment from the American Revolution to present day, it also hosts traveling exhibits from the Smithsonian Institution and others. As a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit, the Indiana Military Museum relies on the generous support of our visitors, community, and corporate sponsors. Click here to visit their website.
Vigo County Green Party
EVENT: Vigo County [IN] Green Party (VCGP) meeting
DATE: Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020
TIME: starting at 2:30 p.m.
PLACE: Community Room No. 4, Vigo County Public Library
CONTACT: Sarah Dillon: email@example.com [email]; (812)263-0441 [cell after 6:00p.m.]
If you feel that any (or all) of the following "ten key values" best describe your beliefs:
GREEN PARTY "TEN KEY VALUES"
1. Ecological Wisdom
2. Social Justice
3. Grassroots Democracy
6. Community-based Economics
8. Respect for Diversity
9. Personal & Global Responsibility
10. Future Focus and Sustainability
...and you feel that you may be tired of politics in general (or if you're just interested in an alternative), you may come to the membership meeting of the Vigo County Green Party on Saturday, February 8 in Community Room #4 of the Vigo County Public Library beginning at 2:30p.m. [NOTE: seating limited, please RSVP]
Discussion will center [but not exclusively] on
For more information about the Green Party and other events, please check:
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News Writer: Lucy Perry