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Mobile in Mobile County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

On this Spot Woodrow Wilson Said:

October 27, 1913

 

1913 - 1924

 
On this Spot Woodrow Wilson Said: Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 26, 2015
1. On this Spot Woodrow Wilson Said: Marker
Inscription. "I want to take this occasion to say that the United States will never again seek one additional foot of territory by conquest. She will devote herself to showing that she knows how to make honorable and fruitful use of the territory she has and she must regard it as one of the duties of friendship to see that from no quarter are material interests made superior to human liberty and national opportunity.
This is not America because it is rich. This is not America because it has set up for a great population opportunities of material prosperity. I would rather belong to a poor nation that was free than to a rich nation that had ceased to be one with liberty. But we shall not be poor if we love liberty. Because the nation that loves liberty truly lets every man free to do his best and be his best."
 
Erected 1924 by the Mobile Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution marker series.
 
Location. 30° 41.422′ N, 88° 2.62′ W. Marker is in Mobile, Alabama, in Mobile County. Marker is at the intersection of Conti Street and South Joachim Street, on the left when traveling west on Conti Street. Touch for map.
Wide view of marker in parking lot. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 26, 2015
2. Wide view of marker in parking lot.
Along fence of parking lot. Marker is at or near this postal address: 219 South Joachim Street, Mobile AL 36602, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Wallace Turnage (a few steps from this marker); Nicola Marschall Residence (within shouting distance of this marker); Saenger Theatre (within shouting distance of this marker); Mobile City Limits (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Government Street Presbyterian Church (about 400 feet away); Portier House (about 500 feet away); Le Marquis de Lafayette visited Mobile (about 500 feet away); Cathedral-Basilica of the Immaculate Conception / Archdiocese of Mobile (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mobile.
 
More about this marker. Marker was replaced in 2001.
 
Also see . . .  Address Before the Southern Commercial Congress in Mobile, Alabama. (Submitted on July 28, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. 20th CenturyNotable PersonsPolitics
 
Intersection of Conti & Joachim Streets. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 26, 2015
3. Intersection of Conti & Joachim Streets.
President Woodrow Wilson portrait. image. Click for full size.
By Public Domain, December 2, 1912
4. President Woodrow Wilson portrait.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 28, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 284 times since then and 64 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 28, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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