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Eureka Springs in Carroll County, Arkansas — The American South (West South Central)
 

The Berlin Wall

Actual 10 x 10 Section

 
 
The Berlin Wall Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., April 9, 2012
1. The Berlin Wall Marker
Inscription.

Between 1945-1961 2.7 million escaped East Germany
In 1960, 200,000 East Germans escaped to Freedom
Order given to build Wall - Sunday, Aug. 13, 1961
Construction began Aug. 16, 1961; completed 2 mos. later
Initially 6 ft. high bricks topped with barbed wire
1970 - Wall raised to 10 ft. steel-reinforced concrete
Length 103 miles
200 East Germans killed trying to escape
Most artwork on wall done at night
In darkness, this artist saw light; in despair, the Word of God; in repression, hope for freedom
The Wall fell on November 9, 1989
So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed... John 8:36
 
Erected by Eureka Springs Passion Play.
 
Location. 36° 24.579′ N, 93° 43.389′ W. Marker is in Eureka Springs, Arkansas, in Carroll County. Touch for map. Marker and wall are on the grounds of the Eureka Springs Passion Play. Marker is at or near this postal address: 935 Passion Play Road, Eureka Springs AR 72632, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Town that Water Built (approx. 0.6 miles away); Steam Locomotive (approx. 0.7 miles away); The Railroad Depot

Berlin Wall Section and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., April 9, 2012
2. Berlin Wall Section and Marker
(approx. 0.7 miles away); Clayton-Becker House (approx. 0.7 miles away); Crescent Spring and Trail (approx. mile away); Carnegie Library (approx. 0.8 miles away); A Timeless Place (approx. 0.8 miles away); The Crescent Hotel & Spa (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Eureka Springs.
 
Also see . . .
1. The Berlin Wall. (Submitted on January 7, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Berlin Wall Memorial. (Submitted on January 7, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Berlin Wall Online. (Submitted on January 7, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
4. Berlin Wall Film Archives. (Submitted on January 7, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Man-Made FeaturesWar, Cold
 
Section of the Berlin Wall image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., April 9, 2012
3. Section of the Berlin Wall
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 7, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 254 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 7, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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