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"I Sat In Front…"

 
 
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By Bradley Owen, September 13, 2021
1. "I Sat In Front..." Marker
Inscription.  One winter George's parents bought him shiny new flexible flyer sled. Thereafter George and his father rode together, Mr. Marshall's wide girth adding to the sled's weight and velocity. “I sat in front with a skate on my foot (to guide the sled) and my father would sit behind and was supposed to swing the sled.” On Sundays, the family attended St. Peter's Episcopal Church, where George "pumped” the church organ. He was eventually “fired” from this assignment after getting caught reading a "dime-store” novel.

(Photo Caption): The whole family gathered for George's wedding to the lovely Lily Coles of Lexington, Va., on February 11, 1902. Left to right are George's sister Marie, Lily and George, brother Stuart, George's mother Laura, his father George Sr., and Lily's mother Elizabeth Coles. The column and roof of St. Peter's Episcopal Church are visible from this spot by looking straight ahead.
 
Erected 2003 by His Royal Highness The Duke of York, KCVO, ADC; Friends of Marshall.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & Religion
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By Bradley Owen, September 13, 2021
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Sports. A significant historical date for this entry is February 11, 1902.
 
Location. 39° 54.031′ N, 79° 43.832′ W. Marker is in Uniontown, Pennsylvania, in Fayette County. Marker can be reached from West Main Street (Business U.S. 40) east of North Mount Vernon Avenue, on the left when traveling west. Marker is located in the George C. Marshall Memorial Plaza. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Uniontown PA 15401, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Middle Years (here, next to this marker); George and Friends (a few steps from this marker); Choosing A Career (a few steps from this marker); A Sense Of History (a few steps from this marker); A Solid Foundation (a few steps from this marker); Plan "Without Hysteria" (a few steps from this marker); George Catlett Marshall (a few steps from this marker); Europe First, Then Japan (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Uniontown.
 
Regarding "I Sat In Front…". Marker is one in a series chronicling the life of George Marshall along a walking path through the Memorial Plaza.
 
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By Bradley Owen, September 13, 2021
3. "I Sat In Front..." Marker
Marker is in the foreground with the markers "A Sense of History" in the back left and "Choosing A Career" on the right.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 23, 2021. It was originally submitted on September 18, 2021, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia. This page has been viewed 93 times since then. Last updated on September 19, 2021, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 18, 2021, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.

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