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Perry in Pike County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Cross of Gold Speech

 
 
Cross of Gold Speech Marker image. Click for full size.
By Emily Pursley, August 24, 2019
1. Cross of Gold Speech Marker
Inscription.  Site of first William Jennings Bryan Cross of Gold Speech in 1896 Lawn of Presbyterian Church Perry Illinois
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Government & Politics.
 
Location. 39° 47.087′ N, 90° 44.802′ W. Marker is in Perry, Illinois, in Pike County. Marker is on North William Street. This small marker is behind the Perry Presbyterian Church. The road ends in a driveway so be careful where you park to see it. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Perry IL 62362, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Veterans Memorial (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Potawatomi Trail of Death (about 700 feet away); Perry Church of Christ Memorial Park (approx. 0.2 miles away); Cobb Family Cabin (approx. 0.3 miles away); General Grant and the 21st IL Regiment (approx. 4.3 miles away); Skinner House (approx. 5.4 miles away); a different marker also named Veterans Memorial (approx. 5.4 miles away); Robert Earl Hughes (approx. 7˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Perry.
 
Cross of Gold Speech Marker image. Click for full size.
By Emily Pursley, August 24, 2019
2. Cross of Gold Speech Marker
Cross of Gold Speech Marker image. Click for full size.
By Emily Pursley, August 24, 2019
3. Cross of Gold Speech Marker
Perry Presbyterian Church image. Click for full size.
By Emily Pursley, August 24, 2019
4. Perry Presbyterian Church
This is the front of the church. The marker is out of sight behind it.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 28, 2019. It was originally submitted on August 27, 2019, by Emily Pursley of Pittsfield, Illinois. This page has been viewed 81 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 27, 2019, by Emily Pursley of Pittsfield, Illinois. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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