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Post 3 American Legion

 
 
Post 3 American Legion Marker (side 2) image. Click for full size.
By Randy Tucker, July 20, 2019
1. Post 3 American Legion Marker (side 2)
Inscription.  (side 1)
In 1919, fifteen World War 1 veterans from Greenville established Post 3 of the American Legion. This was the Post's first dedicated lodge. It was built 1933-1934 on municipal land using locally quarried granite. Labor was provided by the Reconstruction Finance Corporation. Costs were paid through membership dues and fundraisers. Post members began meeting here in Oct.1933 and the lodge was dedicated June 18,1934.
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In 1960, Post 3 was renamed in honor of James F. Daniel Jr. (c.1899-1959), the first Post Commander at this location and later National Executive Chairman for the American Legion. Among the post civic projects in the mid-century Greenville area were the Goodfellows Club and Greenville County Fair. The Women's Auxiliary was est. 1920. Members helped raise funds for the lodge's construction and used it for events and meetings.
 
Erected 2019 by James F.Daniel Jr. Post 3, The American Legion. (Marker Number 23-90.)
 
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34° 51.4′ N, 82° 23.767′ W. Marker is in Greenville, South Carolina, in Greenville County. Marker is at the intersection of North Main Street and North Academy Street (U.S. 123), on the left when traveling south on North Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 430 North Main Street, Greenville SC 29601, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 90 mm M-2 Anti-Aircraft Gun (within shouting distance of this marker); 75 mm Field Gun / 3 inch M1903 (within shouting distance of this marker); Kershaw Brigade (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); In Memory of 81st Wildcat Division / Camp Sevier (about 500 feet away); SC Ordinance of Secession (about 500 feet away); Confederate Armory (about 500 feet away); Eighty Unnamed Soldiers (about 600 feet away); 6 inch Field Howitzer Model of 1908 (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Greenville.
 
Also see . . .  James F. Daniel, Jr. American Legion Post 3 website. (Submitted on January 13, 2020.)
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on January 13, 2020. This page originally submitted on January 2, 2020, by Randy Tucker of Greenville, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 35 times since then. Photo   1. submitted on January 2, 2020, by Randy Tucker of Greenville, South Carolina. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
 
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