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Fall River in Bristol County, Massachusetts — The American Northeast (New England)
Prince Henry the Navigator of Portugal
 
Prince Henry the Navigator of Portugal Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Dawn Bowen, July 9, 2007
1. Prince Henry the Navigator of Portugal Marker
 
Inscription. 1394 – 1460.
His explorations and scientific accomplishments dispelled the legend of the tenebrous sea, beaconed the ocean route to India and opened the gateway of the Atlantic to the American continent. • This monument in his honor marks the eighth centennial of Portuguese national organization in 1140. Erected by the people of Portuguese descent of New England and their friends on June 30, 1940.

(plaque on back of statue is the same inscription in Portuguese)
D. Henrique, Infante de Sagres, Portugal. 1394 – 1460.
As suas explorações maritimas e cometimentos scientificos dissiparam a lendas do mar tenebroso, apontaram o caminho maritimo das Indias e devassaram o Atlantico para a descoberta do continente americano. • No oitavo centenario da fundação da nacionalidade Portuguesa em 1140. Se erigiu este monumento em sua honra, como homenagem dos Portugueses da Nova Inglaterra e dos seus amigos, em 30 de Junho 1940.
 
Erected 1940 by the People of Portuguese descent in New England and their friends.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Markers with Artwork marker series.
 
Location. 41° 41.249′ N, 71° 7.816′ W. Marker is in
 
Prince Henry the Navigator Monument Photo, Click for full size
By Dawn Bowen, July 9, 2007
2. Prince Henry the Navigator Monument
The monument is set in a plaza with a mosaic design of black basalt and calcaria white stone. Included in the mosaic are Portuguese sailing ships and a compass.
 
Fall River, Massachusetts, in Bristol County. Marker is at the intersection of Eastern Avenue and Pleasant Street, in the median on Eastern Avenue. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fall River MA 02723, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. USS Massachusetts Propeller (approx. 2.1 miles away); Fort Barton (approx. 5.9 miles away in Rhode Island); Holt’s Trail (approx. 5.9 miles away in Rhode Island); a different marker also named Fort Barton (approx. 5.9 miles away in Rhode Island); In the Miery Swamp (approx. 6 miles away in Rhode Island); Portsmouth Compact (approx. 7.3 miles away in Rhode Island); W 3 R (approx. 7.4 miles away in Rhode Island); Butts Hill Fort (approx. 8 miles away in Rhode Island).
 
Also see . . .  Prince Henry the Navigator. (Submitted on July 11, 2007.)
 
Prince Henry The Navigator Photo, Click for full size
By Dawn Bowen, July 9, 2007
3. Prince Henry The Navigator
1940 Bronze by Aristide Berto Cianfarani (1895-1960), American sculptor born in Italy. Statue is approx 7¾ feet tall on a 7 foot base.
 
 
Plaque on Back of Monument is in Portuguese Photo, Click for full size
By Dawn Bowen, July 9, 2007
4. Plaque on Back of Monument is in Portuguese
 
 
Sister cities plaque Photo, Click for full size
By Dawn Bowen, July 9, 2007
5. Sister cities plaque
This plaque presented in commemoration of the sister cities relationship between Fall River and the municipalities of St. Michaels, Azores, June 23, 1985 (Carlton M. Viveiros, Mayor)
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on July 11, 2007, by Dawn Bowen of Fredericksburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 10,234 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on July 11, 2007, by Dawn Bowen of Fredericksburg, Virginia. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
 
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