Nevada in Vernon County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
William Joel Stone
I Stand Unmoved For America
May 7, 1848
Died at Washington D.C.
April 14, 1918
United States Senator 1903-1918
A Noble Man Wise Brave Patriotic Statesman Untiring Champion of the Common People Upholder of Civil and Religous Liberty Defender of the Constitutional Rights of Nation State and Humblest Citizen Devoted to His Country and His State He Never Failed a Friend, Avoided a Foe or Shunned a Duty
God Is and Is Good I am for America, our America, above all the world I stand for the national sovereignty in national affairs and state sovereignty in local affairs The prosperity and happiness of the greatest possible number should be the highest aim of government Be true and render service
I shall vote against this monstrous mistake, this resolution for the declaration of war to prevent which I would willingly lay down my life. But if the powers constitutionally authorized to speak for the People on this momentous issue shall decide for war, then my eyes will be blind to everything but the flag of my country, borne
From a speech delivered in the Senate of the United States the Fourth of April 1917
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Government & Politics • Patriots & Patriotism • War, World I.
Location. 37° 50.313′ N, 94° 21.457′ W. Marker is in Nevada, Missouri, in Vernon County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street and Cherry Street, on the right when traveling north on Main Street. Memorial is on the southwest grounds of the Vernon County Courthouse. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 100 West Cherry Street, Nevada MO 64772, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Burning of Nevada (a few steps from this marker); Nevada - Vernon County Centennial (a few steps from this marker); Vernon County Courthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Vernon County War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Vernon County Valor (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Vernon County's Southern Heritage (about 400 feet away); Bushwhacker Museum (about 600 feet away); The Battle of Drywood (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Nevada.
Also see . . .
1. William Joel Stone Congressional Bio. (Submitted on August 11, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. William Joel Stone. (Submitted on August 11, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. William Stone's Gravesite. (Submitted on August 11, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 11, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 900 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on August 11, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. 9. submitted on June 1, 2011, by Thomas Onions of Olathe, Kansas.