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Denton in Caroline County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

On this spot Sept. 5, 1938 stood Franklin Delano Roosevelt

 
 
On this spot Sept. 5, 1938 stood Franklin Delano Roosevelt Marker image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, November 3, 2007
1. On this spot Sept. 5, 1938 stood Franklin Delano Roosevelt Marker
Read the link to see why President Roosevelt was in Denton, MD on Sept. 5, 1938.
Inscription. "It is the privilege of some of us to dream dreams, and some of us to carry out the dreams of others"
 
Location. 38° 53.192′ N, 75° 49.988′ W. Marker is in Denton, Maryland, in Caroline County. Marker is on Market Street, on the left when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is across street from the Caroline County Court House. Marker is in this post office area: Denton MD 21629, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Caroline Court House (a few steps from this marker); Revolution or Fraud? (within shouting distance of this marker); Caroline Courthouse-In the Shadow of Justice (within shouting distance of this marker); Great Wars of World Conflict (within shouting distance of this marker); John Wilkes Booth (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Moses and the Hounds (approx. 0.3 miles away); Hubs of Activity (approx. 0.4 miles away); Steamboats on the Choptank River (approx. 0.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Denton.
 
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1. Address at Denton, Maryland. Contributor corresponded with the FDR Library to see why the President was in Denton on this day. Received the following reply from the Supervisory Archivist.

“This is in response to your recent inquiry to the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential
On this spot Sept. 5, 1938 stood Franklin Delano Roosevelt Marker image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, October 3, 2016
2. On this spot Sept. 5, 1938 stood Franklin Delano Roosevelt Marker
Plaque has been raised from the sidewalk and placed on a pedestal
Library concerning FDR's visit to Denton, Maryland on September 5, 1938.

“President Roosevelt visited Denton, Maryland in order to campaign for Representative David Lewis of Maryland who was running against incumbent Senator Millard Tydings in the Democratic Primary. FDR’s campaign against a sitting senator in the Democratic Primary was part of his ill-fated attempt to ‘purge’ the Democratic Party of those Democrats seen to be insufficiently, or inconsistently, liberal. While there, he also delivered his nationally broadcast Labor Day Address which includes the quote that appears on the marker you found in Denton. You can see elements of campaign rhetoric throughout the Labor Day Address.

“You can read the text of the entire speech by going to the following link to the public papers of FDR as posted on the American Presidency Project website: [link above]

“For more on the so-called Purge, I recommend consulting Jean Edward Smith’s new biography of Roosevelt called FDR (Random House, 2007).

“I hope this information proves helpful.

“Sincerely yours,
Bob Clark

“Bob Clark
Supervisory Archivist
Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library
4079 Albany Post Road Hyde Park, NY 12538
Phone 845.486.7742 Fax 845.486.1147

“VISIT US AT: www.fdrlibrary.marist.edu
On this spot Sept. 5, 1938 stood Franklin Delano Roosevelt Marker image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, October 3, 2016
3. On this spot Sept. 5, 1938 stood Franklin Delano Roosevelt Marker
The Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum's website contains more than 13,000 digitized archival documents, photographs, finding aids, educational resources, upcoming events, and visitor information.”
(Submitted on November 13, 2007, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.) 

2. Text of FDR's Labor Day speech given at Denton, Maryland. (Submitted on November 13, 2007, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
 
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