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Eugene in Lane County, Oregon — The American West (Northwest)

George C. Marshall (1953)

George C. Marshall (1953) Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 26, 2016
1. George C. Marshall (1953) Marker
Inscription.  George C. Marshall, Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army during WWII, organized the largest military expansion in U.S. history. As Secretary of State in 1947, he formulated the Marshall Plan. This unprecedented program of economic and military aid to rebuild war-torn Europe led to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. In recognition of his world leadership, Marshall was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1953. The Marshall Plan is the model and inspiration for all international foreign aid programs.

If man does find the solution for world peace, it will be the most revolutionary reversal of his record we have ever known.

Erected 2013 by Nobel Peace Laureate Project.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Peace. A significant historical year for this entry is 1947.
Location. 44° 3.444′ N, 123° 4.894′ W. Marker is in Eugene, Oregon, in Lane County. Marker can be reached from Day Island Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Eugene OR 97401, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Elihu Root (1912) (here, next to this marker); Nicolas Murray Butler (1931) (here, next to this marker); Cordell Hull (1945) (here, next to this marker); International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (1985) (here, next

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to this marker); Norman Borlaug (1970) (here, next to this marker); Martin Luther King, Jr. (1964) (here, next to this marker); The International Campaign to Ban Landmines (1997) (a few steps from this marker); Jody Williams (1997) (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Eugene.
More about this marker. The marker is located within the Nobel Peace Park, which is situated within Alton Baker Park, between the Defazio Bridge and Day Island Road.
Also see . . .
1. George C. Marshall ( "George Marshall won the Peace Prize for a plan aimed at the economic recovery of Western Europe after World War II." (Submitted on October 7, 2020.) 

2. General George Marshall receives the Nobel Peace Award for 1953...(Youtube, 1 min.). (Submitted on October 7, 2020.)
George C. Marshall (1953) Marker - wide view image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 26, 2016
2. George C. Marshall (1953) Marker - wide view
The Marshall marker is the third from the left.
<i>Gen. George Catlett Marshall, 1880-1959...</i> (same photo as on marker) image. Click for full size.
Courtesy of the Library of Congress, March 3, 1944
3. Gen. George Catlett Marshall, 1880-1959... (same photo as on marker)
Credits. This page was last revised on October 7, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 7, 2020, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Lamorinda, California. This page has been viewed 102 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 7, 2020, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Lamorinda, California.

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