Fall River in Bristol County, Massachusetts — The American Northeast (New England)
Prince Henry the Navigator of Portugal
His explorations and scientific accomplishments dispelled the legend of the tenebrous sea, beaconed the ocean route to India and opened the gateway of the Atlantic to the American continent. • This monument in his honor marks the eighth centennial of Portuguese national organization in 1140. Erected by the people of Portuguese descent of New England and their friends on June 30, 1940.
(plaque on back of statue is the same inscription in Portuguese)
D. Henrique, Infante de Sagres, Portugal. 1394 – 1460.
As suas explorações maritimas e cometimentos scientificos dissiparam a lendas do mar tenebroso, apontaram o caminho maritimo das Indias e devassaram o Atlantico para a descoberta do continente americano. • No oitavo centenario da fundação da nacionalidade Portuguesa em 1140. Se erigiu este monumento em sua honra, como homenagem dos Portugueses da Nova Inglaterra e dos seus amigos, em 30 de Junho 1940.
Erected 1940 by the People of Portuguese descent in New England and their friends.
Location. 41° 41.249′ N, 71° 7.816′ W. Marker is in Fall River, Massachusetts, in Bristol County. Marker is at the intersection of Eastern Avenue and Pleasant Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fall River MA 02723, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Battleship Cove 9-11 Memorial (approx. 2 miles away); USS Massachusetts Propeller (approx. 2.1 miles away); Fort Barton (approx. 5.9 miles away in Rhode Island); Holt’s Trail (approx. 5.9 miles away in Rhode Island); a different marker also named Fort Barton (approx. 5.9 miles away in Rhode Island); In the Miery Swamp (approx. 6 miles away in Rhode Island); Portsmouth Compact (approx. 7.3 miles away in Rhode Island); W 3 R (approx. 7.4 miles away in Rhode Island). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fall River.
Also see . . . Prince Henry the Navigator. (Submitted on July 11, 2007.)
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