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Southwest Federal Center in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

James Wilson

 
 
James Wilson Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, November 22, 2017
1. James Wilson Marker
Inscription.  
James Wilson Memorial Arch
So named by the Congress, in Resolution approved by
President Franklin D. Roosevelt, June 16, 1934,
to honor the memory of
James Wilson
1835-1920
Secretary of Agriculture 1897-1913

During his sixteen years in the cabinets of Presidents
William McKinley, Theodore Roosevelt and William H. Taft,
the Department of Agriculture had unprecedented growth
both in scientific attainment and popular favor.

This tablet placed herein under authorization
of
the Seventy-Third Congress by
the National Honorary Extension Fraternity,
Epsilon Sigma Phi, Incorporated.

William A. Lloyd,
Grand Director

Pontuk H. Ross,
Grand Sec-Treas

 
Erected 1934 by Epsilon Sigma Phi.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AgricultureArchitectureGovernment & Politics
James Wilson Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, November 22, 2017
2. James Wilson Marker
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. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #25 William McKinley, the Former U.S. Presidents: #26 Theodore Roosevelt, the Former U.S. Presidents: #27 William Howard Taft, and the Former U.S. Presidents: #32 Franklin D. Roosevelt series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1897.
 
Location. 38° 53.243′ N, 77° 1.871′ W. Marker is in Southwest Federal Center in Washington, District of Columbia. Marker is on Independence Avenue Southwest near 14th Street Southwest, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1301 Independence Avenue Southwest, Washington DC 20250, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Wilson Memorial Arch (here, next to this marker); Yates Building (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Escape Across the Potomac (about 300 feet away); Smokey Bear Blue Spruce (about 400 feet away); Jean Hillery and Thomas Quadros (about 400 feet away); The General Dwight David Eisenhower Plaza (about 500 feet away); Steven Thomas Stefani IV (about 600 feet away); USDA Veterans Memorial (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Southwest Federal Center.
 
Also see . . .  James Wilson - Wikipedia
James Wilson image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, May 29, 2019
3. James Wilson
. (Submitted on November 24, 2017, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
 
The Washington Monument<br>Seen through the James Wilson Memorial Arch image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, May 29, 2019
4. The Washington Monument
Seen through the James Wilson Memorial Arch
Eagle Emblem<br>On the James Wilson Memorial Arch image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, May 29, 2019
5. Eagle Emblem
On the James Wilson Memorial Arch
James Wilson Memorial Arch image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, May 29, 2019
6. James Wilson Memorial Arch
The Seaman A. Knapp Memorial Arch is visible further east on Independence Avenue.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 31, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 22, 2017, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 180 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 22, 2017, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.   3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on June 1, 2019, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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