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Sandusky in Erie County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)

"The Star Spangled Banner"

"The Star Spangled Banner" Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Doda, May 27, 2022
1. "The Star Spangled Banner" Marker
After witnessing the unsuccessful British attack against Fort McHenry on September 13 and 14, 1814, Francis Scott Key wrote "The Star Spangled Banner," which in 1931 was made the national anthem by Act of Congress. The manuscript, in Key's writing, belongs to the Walters Art Gallery at Baltimore.

"The Star Spangled Banner"

O say can you see, by the dawn's early light,
What so proudly we hail'd at the twilight's last gleaming.
Whose broad stripes & bright stars through the perilous fight
O'er the ramparts we watch'd, were so gallantly streaming?
And the rocket's red glare, the bombs bursting in air,
Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there,
O say does that star-spangled banner yet wave
O'er the land of the free & the home of the brave?

Erected by Leon J. and Ann S. Groff.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicForts and CastlesWar of 1812. A significant historical date for this entry is September 13, 1814.
Location. 41° 
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27.323′ N, 82° 42.609′ W. Marker is in Sandusky, Ohio, in Erie County. Marker is on East Washington Row (U.S. 6) west of Wayne Street, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 100 E Washington Row, Sandusky OH 44870, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Gettysburg Address (here, next to this marker); Emancipation Proclamation (here, next to this marker); Perry's Monument (here, next to this marker); Bill Of Rights (here, next to this marker); John F. Kennedy's Inaugural Address (here, next to this marker); Surrender - World War II (here, next to this marker); Statue Of Liberty (here, next to this marker); The Monroe Doctrine (here, next to this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sandusky.
"The Star Spangled Banner" Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Doda, May 27, 2022
2. "The Star Spangled Banner" Marker
Credits. This page was last revised on September 9, 2022. It was originally submitted on August 27, 2022, by Craig Doda of Napoleon, Ohio. This page has been viewed 92 times since then and 46 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 27, 2022, by Craig Doda of Napoleon, Ohio. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.

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