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Baton Rouge in East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
 

Oliver Pollock

 
 
Oliver Pollock Marker image. Click for full size.
November 26, 2010
1. Oliver Pollock Marker
Inscription. Commemorating Oliver Pollock, American Patriot and his nine fellow Americans in the Marcha de Galvez

Oliver Pollock

Representative of the Continential Congress in Spanish Louisiana
Agent of the Colony of Virginia and financier of that Colony's expeditions under Colonel George Rogers Clark to Kaskia and Vincennes
Provider of arms and supplies to the army of George Washington
Negotiator with Spanish Governors Unzaga and Galvez for the American cause
Credited with origination of the American dollar sign, $

The Sculpture of Oliver Pollock is by Frank Hayden
 
Location. 30° 26.799′ N, 91° 11.294′ W. Marker is in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, in East Baton Rouge Parish. Marker is on North Blvd. near St. Phillip St., on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Baton Rouge LA 70802, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Site of Early Gunsmith Shop (within shouting distance of this marker); Marcha de Galvez (within shouting distance of this marker); Capture Of Baton Rouge by Galvez, 1779 (within shouting distance of this marker); Merci Train (within shouting
Oliver Pollock Sculpture image. Click for full size.
November 26, 2010
2. Oliver Pollock Sculpture
distance of this marker); Alvin Batiste (within shouting distance of this marker); Baton Rouge Confederate Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Repentance Fountain (within shouting distance of this marker); Old State Capitol (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Click for a list of all markers in Baton Rouge.
 
Also see . . .  Oliver Pollock - Wikipedia. (Submitted on August 2, 2015, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
 
Categories. Colonial EraPatriots & PatriotismWar, US Revolutionary
 
Oliver Pollock Sculpture and Marker image. Click for full size.
November 26, 2010
3. Oliver Pollock Sculpture and Marker
 
 
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