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Morehead in Rowan County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

The Bluejackets

 
 
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By Tom Bosse, November 4, 2017
1. The Bluejackets Marker
Inscription. As its primary support of the war effort in World War II, this campus hosted the training of more than 4,400 sailors as shipboard electricians between June 1942 and July 1944. The U.S. Navy Training School (Electrical) had 600 trainees at a time, coming directly from basic training. The “Bluejackets” lived in Thompson and Mays Halls during their four-month tours. The sailors went from MSU to wartime duty stations aboard U.S. warships, many never to return. Thanks to the leadership and patriotism of President William H. Vaughan and Dean Warren C. Lappin, the Navy’s presence helped MSU survive the strains of wartime rationing and low enrollments.
 
Erected 2001 by Morehead State University. (Marker Number 4.)
 
Location. 38° 11.268′ N, 83° 26.021′ W. Marker is in Morehead, Kentucky, in Rowan County. Marker is on University Boulevard, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Morehead KY 40351, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. First Building And Land (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); First Faculty And Staff (about 800 feet away); National Register Historic District / Morehead State University
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By Tom Bosse, November 4, 2017
2. The Bluejackets Marker
(approx. 0.2 miles away); Quilting Memories (approx. ¼ mile away); County Named, 1856 (approx. ¼ mile away); Courthouse Burned (approx. ¼ mile away); Freedom Park (approx. ¼ mile away); Allie Young Law Office (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Morehead.
 
More about this marker. Dedicated March 29, 2001, the marker was erected near the main entrance of Grote-Thompson Hall, a residence hall actually used by the sailors of MSU.
 
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Categories. EducationWar, World II
 
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By Tom Bosse, November 4, 2017
3. Thompson Hall
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By Tom Bosse, November 4, 2017
4. Thompson Hall
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 21, 2017. This page originally submitted on November 17, 2017, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 34 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 17, 2017, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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