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"The Culver Academies Series" Culver, Indiana
Our Very Newest Print in the Series:
Logansport Gate, Culver Academies
1000 Signed, Limited Edition Prints
Image Size:11.125" x 7.5"
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The original Logansport Gate was given to Culver Military Academy by the people of Logansport, Indiana which is located about 35 miles from Culver.
On the night of March 25, 1913, the Eel River and the Wabash River were flooding Logansport and its mayor called Culver Superintendent, General Leigh Gignilliat to ask for urgent assistance to rescue hundreds of stranded residents. Speedily (in the middle of that night) four large 28 foot 3000 pound cutters along with faculty and Culver cadets were sent off on the train to Logansport. They arrived at dawn and worked ceaselessly and carefully, fighting swift currents and dangerous wires and treetops, as they were half blinded by driving snow. By the end of the second day, fourteen hundred people had been rescued from those flooded waters and taken by boat to safety without even one mishap.
As a symbol of their appreciation, the grateful citizens of Logansport presented The Logansport Gate to the Academy.
The original gate was damaged several years ago. Culver Academies' Class of 2001, as their gift to the Academies, restored the gate and added symbols of both schools, Culver Military Academy and Culver Girls' Academy.
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