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Easton in Northampton County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Lafayette

MDCCLVII • MDCCCXXXIV

 
 
Lafayette Monument image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 30, 2019
1. Lafayette Monument
Inscription.  

"I read·I study·I examine
I listen·I reflect·and
out of all this I try to
form an idea into which
I put as much common
sense as I can" Dec·16·1777

 
Location. 40° 41.857′ N, 75° 12.536′ W. Marker is in Easton, Pennsylvania, in Northampton County. Monument is on O'Neil Plaza, just south of the Colton Chapel, on the Lafayette College campus. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Easton PA 18042, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Astronomical Observatory (within shouting distance of this marker); The First Triangulation Station and Benchmark (within shouting distance of this marker); Lafayette College Civil War Memorial (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Lafayette College Gateway (about 700 feet away); Establishing a College at Easton (about 700 feet away); The Confluence of Campus and Community (about 700 feet away); Sullivan's Campaign (approx. 0.2 miles away); Alumni Memorial Plaza (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Easton.
 
Also see . . .
Lafayette Monument Quote image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 30, 2019
2. Lafayette Monument Quote
 The Marquis de Lafayette. (Submitted on July 2, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. EducationPatriots & PatriotismWar, US Revolutionary
 
Lafayette Monument image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 30, 2019
3. Lafayette Monument
Colton Chapel in background
Lafayette Statue Sculptor's Mark image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 30, 2019
4. Lafayette Statue Sculptor's Mark
Daniel Chester French, 1921
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on July 2, 2019. This page originally submitted on July 2, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 74 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 2, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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