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Zachary Taylor

“Old Rough and Ready”

 
 
Zachary Taylor Marker image. Click for full size.
By Robert L Weber
1. Zachary Taylor Marker
Inscription.
Major Zachary Taylor served as commandant of Fort Howard for nearly three years, arriving in the spring of 1817 with 500 men of the fifth United States Infantry.

He would become the twelfth president of the United States on the fifth of March, 1849 and die in office on the ninth of July, 1850.
 
Location. 44° 31.122′ N, 88° 1.071′ W. Marker is in Green Bay, Wisconsin, in Brown County. Marker is on 128 Dousman Street (U.S. 141) just from Museum Place, on the right. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Green Bay WI 54303, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fort Howard Stockade (within shouting distance of this marker); September 11, 2001 Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Chicago & North Western Depot (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Packers Heritage Trail (about 300 feet away); Alexis De Tocqueville (about 300 feet away); Downtown Green Bay (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Fort Howard Story (approx. 0.2 miles away); Historic Green Bay Road (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Green Bay.
 
Also see . . .  Zachary Taylor - Wikipedia. (Submitted on January 1, 2011, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
Zachary Taylor Statue in Leicht Park image. Click for full size.
By Robert L Weber
2. Zachary Taylor Statue in Leicht Park

 
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Zachary Taylor Marker and Titletown Brewery in background image. Click for full size.
By Robert L Weber, June 9, 2011
3. Zachary Taylor Marker and Titletown Brewery in background
Zachary Taylor image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, August 9, 2015
4. Zachary Taylor
This 1848 portrait of Zachary Taylor by James Reid Lambdin hangs in the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, DC.

“Throughout his career as a professional soldier Zachary Taylor took no more than a passing, interest in politics. But his victories at the battles of Palo Alto, Monterrey, and Buena Vista during the Mexican War changed all of that. In their wake, this ‘rough and ready’ general became eminently ripe for elective office. Even if Taylor had wanted to, he perhaps could not have stopped the groundswell of determination within the Whig Party to elect him president in 1848.

Upon entering the White House, Taylor declared his intention to bring harmony to the Union. Yet his refusal to placate the South by allowing slavery in some of the new territories acquired during the Mexican war did quite the opposite. Within a year of Taylor's coming to office, the country seemed to be moving toward civil war. Only after his unexpected death in July 1850 did compromise on this divisive issue become possible.” — National Portrait Gallery
Zachary Taylor Marker image. Click for full size.
By Melinda Roberts, July 15, 2012
5. Zachary Taylor Marker
Marker is located at the entrance to Leicht Memorial Park
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 22, 2010, by Bob (peach) Weber of Prescott Valley, Arizona. This page has been viewed 1,488 times since then and 60 times this year. Last updated on July 15, 2012, by Melinda Roberts of De Pere, United States. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 22, 2010, by Bob (peach) Weber of Prescott Valley, Arizona.   3. submitted on June 9, 2011, by Bob (peach) Weber of Prescott Valley, Arizona.   4. submitted on August 27, 2015, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.   5. submitted on July 15, 2012, by Melinda Roberts of De Pere, United States. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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