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Fulton in Callaway County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Winston Churchill's "Iron Curtain" Speech

Westminster College Gymnasium

 
 
Churchill's "Iron Curtain" Speech Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 12, 2013
1. Churchill's "Iron Curtain" Speech Marker
Inscription.  
In this building
5 March 1946
the Right Honorable
Winston Churchill
Wartime Prime Minister of
Great Britain
delivered his
"Iron Curtain" Speech
having been introduced by
Harry S. Truman
President of the
United States of America

Erected MCML

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Westminster College Gymnasium
has been designated a
Registered National
Historic Landmark

under the provisions of the
Historic Sites Act of August 21, 1935
This site possesses exceptional value
in commemorating or illustrating
the history of the United States
U.S. Department of the Interior
National Park Service
1968

 
Erected 1950 by Westminster College.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: CommunicationsGovernment & PoliticsLandmarks
Westminster College Gymnasium NHL Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 12, 2013
2. Westminster College Gymnasium NHL Marker
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War, Cold. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #33 Harry S. Truman, and the National Historic Landmarks series lists. A significant historical date for this entry is March 5, 1946.
 
Location. 38° 50.892′ N, 91° 57.36′ W. Marker is in Fulton, Missouri, in Callaway County. Marker is on C. F. Lampkin Drive, on the right when traveling south. Markers flank the entrance to the Historic Gymnasium, on the Westminster College Campus. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 501 Westminster Avenue, Fulton MO 65251, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. William Chrisman Swope Memorial Chapel (within shouting distance of this marker); Westminster Hall Threshold (within shouting distance of this marker); Westminster College Columns (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); President Robert L. D. Davidson (about 300 feet away); War Comes to Westminster College (about 500 feet away); Alpha Delta of Beta Theta Pi (about 600 feet away); The Berlin Wall (about 700 feet away); The National Winston Churchill Museum (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fulton.
 
Also see . . .
1. Churchill's "Iron Curtain" Speech Text. (Submitted on November 25, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Westminster College Gymnasium Markers image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 12, 2013
3. Westminster College Gymnasium Markers

2. Short Video Highlighting Near-Term Effects of "Iron Curtain" Speech. (Submitted on November 25, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. "The True Meaning of the Iron Curtain Speech" - The Churchill Centre. (Submitted on November 25, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
4. National Churchill Museum, Fulton MO. (Submitted on November 25, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
5. Westminster College, Fulton MO. (Submitted on November 25, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Westminster College Gymnasium image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 12, 2013
4. Westminster College Gymnasium
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 16, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 25, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 750 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 25, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.

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