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Boston in Suffolk County, Massachusetts — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Benjamin Franklin

 
 
Benjamin Franklin Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 14, 2009
1. Benjamin Franklin Marker
Inscription.
Front of Monument:
Born in Boston, 17 January, 1706.
Died in Philadelphia, 17 April, 1790.

Right Side of Monument:
Treaty of Peace and Independence
3 September, 1783

Rear of Monument:
Eripuit Colo Tulmen Sceptrumque Tyrannis.

Left Side of Monument:
Declaration of American Independence
4 July, 1776

 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Signers of the Declaration of Independence marker series.
 
Location. 42° 21.477′ N, 71° 3.577′ W. Marker is in Boston, Massachusetts, in Suffolk County. Marker is on School Street, on the left when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is located along the Freedom Trail. Marker is in this post office area: Boston MA 02108, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Boston Public Latin School (a few steps from this marker); Electric Fire Alarm System 1852 (a few steps from this marker); Welcome to Boston's Old City Hall (a few steps from this marker); The Ice King, the Castle Captain, and the She-Merchant (within shouting distance of this marker); The Parker House
Front of Monument image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 14, 2009
2. Front of Monument
(within shouting distance of this marker); Public Latin School (within shouting distance of this marker); William Dawes Jr. (within shouting distance of this marker); Pilgrims and Patriots (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Boston.
 
More about this marker. Each side of the monument contains a bas relief plaque depicting a stage of Franklin's life.
 
Also see . . .
1. A Quick Biography of Benjamin Franklin. UShistory.org website. (Submitted on May 1, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 

2. Benjamin Franklin Statue / Boston Latin School. The Freedom Trail Foundation website. (Submitted on May 1, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Categories. Notable Persons
 
Right Side of Monument image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 14, 2009
3. Right Side of Monument
Rear of Monument image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 14, 2009
4. Rear of Monument
Left Side of Monument image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 14, 2009
5. Left Side of Monument
Closeup of Benjamin Franklin image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 14, 2009
6. Closeup of Benjamin Franklin
Plaque on Front of Monument image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 14, 2009
7. Plaque on Front of Monument
A young Ben Franklin at his printing press in Philadelphia.
Plaque on Right Side of Monument image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 14, 2009
8. Plaque on Right Side of Monument
Franklin negotiating the Treaty of Paris.
Plaque on Back of Monument image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 14, 2009
9. Plaque on Back of Monument
Benjamin Franklin the Patriot.
Plaque on Left Side of Monument image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 14, 2009
10. Plaque on Left Side of Monument
Franklin (center) and the Declaration Committee present the document to the Continental Congress.
"Eripuit Colo Tulmen Sceptrumque Tyrannis" image. Click for full size.
By :
11. "Eripuit Colo Tulmen Sceptrumque Tyrannis"
He seized the lightning from Heaven and the scepter from the Tyrants. ~ Turgot
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,103 times since then and 83 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   11. submitted on , by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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