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Monday, August 31, 2009

Marker/Plaque/Monument Monday


Albert M. Bishea...
26-year Vanderburgh County Agriculture Extension Agent

The Vanderburgh County 4-H Center on US Highway 41 North is dedicated to youth in his honor. He was the Extension Agent from 1940 until his retirement in 1967.

At the time of his retirement, Mr. Bishea was serving on the Burdette Park Board. The Board named one of the park's rental buildings (Shelter House) after him known as the Bishea Building (or the Bishea Shelter House).

According to the Browning Genealogy Database , Albert M. Bishea died 1n 1975 at the age of 74. He became the Agriculture Advisor on WGBF radio right up to within a week of his death. A graduate of Purdue University, he was born in Ripley County, Indiana. He was a past president of the Evansville Downtown Kiwanis Club.
- Photos taken & submitted by JGWest

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