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Hickory in Catawba County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Tower of Miracles

2001

 
 
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By Stanley and Terrie Howard, May 2, 2009
1. Tower of Miracles Marker
Inscription.  
Maryrose Carroll
Millennium Art Committee
City of Hickory

 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Events.
 
Location. 35° 43.949′ N, 81° 20.461′ W. Marker is in Hickory, North Carolina, in Catawba County. Marker is on Main Ave. NW.. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hickory NC 28601, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Henry Weidner Robinson (within shouting distance of this marker); 210MM German Howitzer (within shouting distance of this marker); Old Hickory Tavern (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Frame Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Claremont College (approx. 0.4 miles away); Piedmont Wagon Company (approx. ¾ mile away); Lenoir Rhyne (approx. 0.9 miles away); "Miracle of Hickory" (approx. 2.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hickory.
 
Tower of Miracles Marker image. Click for full size.
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, May 2, 2009
2. Tower of Miracles Marker
Tower of Miracles Marker image. Click for full size.
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, May 2, 2009
3. Tower of Miracles Marker
The Tower was designed to honor polio survivors and is a tribute to the strength of community spirit.
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By Stanley and Terrie Howard, May 2, 2009
4. Tower of Miracles Marker
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By Stanley and Terrie Howard, May 2, 2009
5. Tower of Miracles Marker
The hospital treated over 700 Patients the first six months regardless of race or creed.
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By Stanley and Terrie Howard, May 2, 2009
6. Tower of Miracles Marker
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By Stanley and Terrie Howard, May 2, 2009
7. Tower of Miracles Marker
within 54 hours citizens had constructed an emergency polio hospital at the site of today's Jaycee. Park.
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By Stanley and Terrie Howard, May 2, 2009
8. Tower of Miracles Marker
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By Stanley and Terrie Howard, May 2, 2009
9. Tower of Miracles Marker
The prompt response to the 1944 polio outbreak reflects the community's spirit and determination.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on May 2, 2009, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,061 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9. submitted on May 2, 2009, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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