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Hartford in Ohio County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Richard Parks Bland

 
 
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By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 1, 2020
1. Richard Parks Bland Marker
Inscription.  This fiery native son of Hartford, later a Missouri congressman for 24 years, embraced bimetallism, or “Free Silver,” as solution to widespread indebtedness. “Silver Dick” (1835-99), a noted orator, also denounced monopolies, high protective tariff, and imperialism. Richard Parks Bland was forerunner of another famous champion of “Free Silver,” William Jennings Bryan.
 
Erected 1989 by Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 1858.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Government & PoliticsIndustry & Commerce. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list.
 
Location. 37° 26.965′ N, 86° 54.504′ W. Marker is in Hartford, Kentucky, in Ohio County. Marker is on Cs-1014 just south of West Washington Street, on the right when traveling south. Marker is behind the Ohio County Historical Society Museum. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 415 Mulberry Street, Hartford KY 42347, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within
Richard Parks Bland Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 1, 2020
2. Richard Parks Bland Marker
Subject marker is on far right.
walking distance of this marker. Rev. William Downs (here, next to this marker); Famous Kentucky Artist (here, next to this marker); Man of Courage (a few steps from this marker); Early Surgery (a few steps from this marker); John C. Thomas House (within shouting distance of this marker); Ohio County World Wars Memorial (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); County Named, 1798 (about 400 feet away); Courthouse Burned (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hartford.
 
Also see . . .  Richard P. Bland (Wikipedia). (Submitted on November 4, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.)
 
Richard Parks Bland image. Click for full size.
Brady-Handy photograph collection, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division., circa 1875
3. Richard Parks Bland
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 4, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 4, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 36 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 4, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.
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