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Lebanon in Laclede County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Richard Parks Bland

 
 
Richard Parks Bland Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 10, 2016
1. Richard Parks Bland Marker
Inscription.

["]I do speak for the Great Masses of the Mississippi Valley, when I say that we will not submit to the domination of any political party, however much we may love it, that lays the sacrificing hand upon silver and will demonetize it.["]

Erected by the friends of the dead statesman,
at Lebanon, Missouri, his old home,
the Monticello of the West.


 
Location. 37° 40.951′ N, 92° 39.843′ W. Marker is in Lebanon, Missouri, in Laclede County. Marker is at the intersection of Adams Avenue and 2nd Street, on the right when traveling north on Adams Avenue. Touch for map. Monument is on the south grounds of the Laclede County Courthouse. Marker is at or near this postal address: 200 North Adams Avenue, Lebanon MO 65536, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 2 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lebanon (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); "Stormin' Norman Pipeline" (about 300 feet away).
 
Regarding Richard Parks Bland. Richard Parks Bland was an advocate of currency reform, supported the silver standard, sponsor of the Bland-Allison Silver Purchase Act of 1878, and as a result earned the nickname, "Silver Dick." Appropriately, his monument is of white zinc,
Richard Parks Bland Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 10, 2016
2. Richard Parks Bland Marker
mimicking the silver he fought for while in Congress.
 
Also see . . .
1. Richard Parks Bland Congressional Bio. (Submitted on July 26, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Richard Parks Bland U.S. House History. (Submitted on July 26, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Richard Parks Bland Quotes. (Submitted on July 26, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
4. White Bronze Monument History. (Submitted on July 26, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
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Richard Parks Bland Monument image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 10, 2016
3. Richard Parks Bland Monument
Richard Parks Bland Statue image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 10, 2016
4. Richard Parks Bland Statue
Richard Parks Bland Monument Foundry Mark image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 10, 2016
5. Richard Parks Bland Monument Foundry Mark
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 26, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 26, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 159 times since then and 39 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on July 26, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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