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The Gettysburg Address

 
 
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By Andrew Ruppenstein, June 20, 2015
1. The Gettysburg Address Marker
Inscription.
Fourscore and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent a new nation, conceived in liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal. Now we are engaged in a great Civil War, testing whether that nation, or any nation so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure. We are met on a great battlefield of that war. We have come to dedicate a portion of that field as a final resting place for those who here gave their lives that that nation might live. It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this.

But, in a larger sense, we cannot dedicate - we cannot consecrate - we cannot hallow - this ground. The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it far above our poor power to add or detract. The world will little note nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here. It is for us, the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced. It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us - that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion - that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain - that this nation, under God, shall have a new
The Gettysburg Address Marker - Wide View image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, June 20, 2015
2. The Gettysburg Address Marker - Wide View
The marker is visible just to the right of the courthouse entrance.
birth of freedom and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.

Presented By
The Woman's Relief Corps, Auxiliary to the Grand Army
of the Republic, Department of Colorado and Wyoming
1934
Nettie Killingsworth, Pres. Margaret Colstadt, Sec.

 
Erected 1934 by The Woman's Relief Corps, Auxiliary to the Grand Army of the Republic, Department of Colorado and Wyoming.
 
Location. 40° 1.121′ N, 105° 16.689′ W. Marker is in Boulder, Colorado, in Boulder County. Marker can be reached from Pearl Street near 13th Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Boulder CO 80302, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 6 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Boulder County Courthouse Fountain (a few steps from this marker); White-Davis Mercantile Building (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); At the Foot of The Slabs (approx. 1.4 miles away); The Holiday Drive-In Marquee 1953 (approx. 3 miles away); The Denver-Boulder Turnpike (approx. 5.9 miles away); Mary Miller Historical Mural (approx. 9.5 miles away).
 
Regarding The Gettysburg Address. The marker presents the Bancroft version of the address, one of five versions that were acknowledged by Lincoln.
 
Also see . . .  Read six different versions of the Gettysburg Address. (Submitted on August 25, 2015.)
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 24, 2015, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 325 times since then and 91 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 25, 2015, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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