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Waltham in Middlesex County, Massachusetts — The American Northeast (New England)
 

A Quincentennial Commemorative to Christopher Columbus

 
 
A Quincentennial Commemorative to Christopher Columbus Marker image. Click for full size.
By Pete Skillman, August 6, 2021
1. A Quincentennial Commemorative to Christopher Columbus Marker
Inscription.  
A Quincentennial Commemorative to Christopher Columbus
The European discoverer of the New World in 1492
Commissioned "The Admiral of the Ocean Sea"
An Italian Renaissance sailor whose great imagination, courage and navigational skills led to early discovery, exploration and ultimate establishment of the Americas

Donated by private funding. Special thanks to: James Simeone, Salvatore Penzone
 
Erected 1992.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Exploration. A significant historical year for this entry is 1492.
 
Location. Marker has been reported damaged. 42° 22.503′ N, 71° 14.18′ W. Marker is in Waltham, Massachusetts, in Middlesex County. Marker is at the intersection of Carter Street and Moody Street, on the left when traveling east on Carter Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Waltham MA 02453, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this location. Nathaniel P Banks (within shouting distance of this marker); Waltham Soldiers and Sailors Monument (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Waltham Spanish-American War Monument
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(about 300 feet away); City of Waltham Centennial Memorial (about 400 feet away); Veteran's Memorial Mall (about 400 feet away); Waltham Revolutionary War Memorial (about 500 feet away); Gen. Henry Knox Trail (approx. 0.7 miles away); George Washington Memorial Highway (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Waltham.
 
More about this marker. The monument appears to have been vandalized in a recent protest. An attempt to clean the marker has left it difficult to read from a distance.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 14, 2021. It was originally submitted on August 9, 2021, by Pete Skillman of Port Deposit, Maryland. This page has been viewed 45 times since then and 3 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on August 9, 2021, by Pete Skillman of Port Deposit, Maryland. • Michael Herrick was the editor who published this page.

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