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Samuel Colt

 
 
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By Michael Herrick, February 1, 2012
1. Samuel Colt Monument
Inscription.
Samuel Colt
1814 – 1862
On the grounds which
his taste beautified
by the home he loved
this memorial stands
to speak of his genius
his enterprise and his
success and of his
great and loyal heart

[ back ]
His wife in faithful affection
dedicates this memorial
1905

 
Erected 1905.
 
Location. 41° 45.186′ N, 72° 40.397′ W. Marker is in Hartford, Connecticut, in Hartford County. Marker is at the intersection of Wethersfield Avenue and Stonington Street, on the right when traveling north on Wethersfield Avenue. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hartford CT 06106, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Charter Oak Monument (approx. 0.4 miles away); General Casimir Pulaski (approx. half a mile away); Maj. Thomas Y. Seymour (approx. 0.6 miles away); Front Street (approx. 0.6 miles away); Mark Twain (approx. 0.6 miles away); Adventurers (approx. 0.7 miles away); Hartford Municipal Building (approx. 0.7 miles away); Homesite of Col. Jeremiah Wadsworth (approx. mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Hartford.
 
Also see . . .
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By Michael Herrick, February 1, 2012
2. Samuel Colt Monument
 Samuel Colt on Wikipedia. (Submitted on February 7, 2012, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
Left Panel image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, February 1, 2012
3. Left Panel
Depicts Samuel Colt presenting a revolver pistol to Nicholas I, Czar of Russia in 1854
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By Michael Herrick, February 1, 2012
4. Samuel Colt Monument
The figure in front depicts young seaman Samuel Colt carving a wooden model of his invention – the revolver.
Right Panel image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, February 1, 2012
5. Right Panel
Depicts Samuel Colt demonstrating his revolver pistol to the British House of Commons in 1854
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By Michael Herrick, February 1, 2012
6. Samuel Colt
Back image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, February 1, 2012
7. Back
His wife in faithful affection
dedicates this memorial
1905
Samuel Colt Monument image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, February 1, 2012
8. Samuel Colt Monument
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 492 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on , by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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