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“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Center City in Philadelphia in Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)

Christopher Columbus

1492 - 1992

— Cinquecento Anniversary —

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February 26, 2022
1. Christopher Columbus Marker
Charismatic Leader • Navigator
Explorer • Visionary • Naturalist
Mathematician • Cartographer

Columbus, intrepid navitagor, with a sense of the sea unparalleled before or after him. A native son of Genoa, he became through his dedication to a dream, an honored hero of history. His keen intellect, abiding faith, and undaunted persistence made him a giant among men of this millennium.

In honor of all our forebears who braved the journey to America and their American descendants
Erected 1992 by The America 500 Corporation.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraExplorationSettlements & Settlers.
Location. 39° 56.682′ N, 75° 8.488′ W. Marker is in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia County. It is in Center City. Marker is on South Christopher Columbus Boulevard near Dock Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Philadelphia PA 19106, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking
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distance of this marker. Commodore John Barry (1745 - 1803) (within shouting distance of this marker); Philadelphia Beirut Bombing Memorial (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Tidal Delaware Water Trail (about 400 feet away); Cruiser Olympia - Submarine Becuna (about 400 feet away); Purple Heart Memorial (about 500 feet away); Philadelphia Vietnam Veterans Memorial (about 500 feet away); Tồ Quốc Ghi O'n (about 500 feet away); Tracings from the National Vietnam Veterans Memorial (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Philadelphia.
Additional keywords. human trafficking, genocide
Christopher Columbus Marker image. Click for full size.
February 26, 2022
2. Christopher Columbus Marker
Credits. This page was last revised on February 2, 2023. It was originally submitted on March 1, 2022. This page has been viewed 139 times since then and 49 times this year. Last updated on March 1, 2022. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 1, 2022. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.

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