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James Wilson

 
 
James Wilson Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, November 22, 2017
1. James Wilson Marker
Inscription.

James Wilson Memorial Arch
So named by the Congress, in Resolution approved by
President Franklin D. Roosevelt, June 16, 1934,
to honor the memory of
James Wilson
1835-1920
Secretary of Agriculture 1897-1913

During his sixteen years in the cabinets of Presidents
William McKinley, Theodore Roosevelt and William H. Taft,
the Department of Agriculture had unprecedented growth
both in scientific attainment and popular favor.

This tablet placed herein under authorization
of
the Seventy-Third Congress by
the National Honorary Extension Fraternity,
Epsilon Sigma Phi, Incorporated.

William A. Lloyd,
Grand Director

Pontuk H. Ross,
Grand Sec-Treas

 
Erected 1934 by Epsilon Sigma Phi.
 
Location. 38° 53.243′ N, 77° 1.871′ W. Marker is in Southwest, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker is on Independence Avenue Southwest near 14th Street SW, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1301 Independence Avenue SW, Washington DC 20250, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance
James Wilson Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, November 22, 2017
2. James Wilson Marker
of this marker. Wilson Memorial Arch (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Wilson Memorial Arch (a few steps from this marker); Yates Building (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Escape Across the Potomac (about 300 feet away); Smokey Bear Blue Spruce (about 400 feet away); Jean Hillery and Thomas Quadros (about 400 feet away); The General Dwight David Eisenhower Plaza (about 500 feet away); Steven Thomas Stefani IV (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Southwest.
 
Also see . . .  James Wilson - Wikipedia. (Submitted on November 24, 2017, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on November 24, 2017. This page originally submitted on November 22, 2017, by Devry Becker Jones of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 79 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 22, 2017, by Devry Becker Jones of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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