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Gonzales Tribute

 
 
Gonzales Tribute Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, August 16, 2009
1. Gonzales Tribute Marker
Gonzales was murdered on January 15, 1903
Inscription. (West face)
Erected
By popular subscription
A Tribute
To the worth and service of
N.G. Gonzales,
Born August 5, 1858,
Died January 19,1903.
—–—
"Faithful unto death."
Gonzales
(North face)
A great editor
An eminent citizen
An honest man

"Without fear and without reproach"
His fellow citizens rear
this monument
to perpetuate his memory.
(South face)
Founder and first editor
of
The State
——
For twelve years he conducted it
with signal ability and conspicuous courage:
A potent voice for civic righteousness,
An influential factor in every movement
for the welfare of the people.
——
"The measure of success is not what we get out of life,
but what we leave after it."
Editorial Dec. 10, 1900.

(East face)
"God give us men a time like this demands
strong minds, great hearts, true faith and ready hands;
Men of whom the lust of office does not kill;
Men of whom the spoils of office cannot buy;
Men who possess opinions and a will;
Men who have honor, men who will not lie;
Men who can stand before a demagogue,
and damn
Gonzales Tribute Marker, west face image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, August 16, 2009
2. Gonzales Tribute Marker, west face
his treacherous flatteres without winking.
Tall men, sun-crowned, who who live above the fog
in public duty and in private thinking:
for while the babble, with their thumb-worn greeds,
their large professions and their little deeds,
mingle in selfish strife,- lo ! Freedom weeps,
wrong rules the land,and waiting justice sleeps."

 
Erected 1905.
 
Location. 34° 0.028′ N, 81° 1.858′ W. Marker is in Columbia, South Carolina, in Richland County. Marker is at the intersection of Senate Street and Sumter Street, in the median on Senate Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Columbia SC 29201, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Birthplace of General Maxcy Gregg (within shouting distance of this marker); Henry Disbrow Phillips, D.D. (within shouting distance of this marker); Senate Street (within shouting distance of this marker); Trinity Episcopal Church (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Memory of South Carolina Generals (about 400 feet away); African-American History Monument (about 400 feet away); Wade Hampton (about 500 feet away); James F. Byrnes (about 500 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Columbia.
 
Also see . . .
Gonzales Tribute Marker, north face image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, August 16, 2009
3. Gonzales Tribute Marker, north face

1. Narciso Gener Gonzales , Wilipedia entry. Gonzales was murdered on January 15, 1903 by James H. Tillman (nephew of "Pitchfork" Ben Tillman), the Lieutenant Governor of South Carolina....memorial cenotaph for Gonzales was later erected on Senate Street across from the Statehouse in Columbia, purportedly on the route Tillman regularly walked home (Submitted on August 25, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 

2. South Carolina Postcards: Richland County By Howard Woody, Page 16. N.G. Gonzales (Submitted on August 25, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
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Gonzales Tribute Marker, south face image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, August 16, 2009
4. Gonzales Tribute Marker, south face
Gonzales Tribute Marker, east face image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, August 16, 2009
5. Gonzales Tribute Marker, east face
Gonzales Tribute Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 9, 2013
6. Gonzales Tribute Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 777 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   6. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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