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Salem in Marion County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

William Jennings Bryan

 
 
William Jennings Bryan Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, October 13, 2016
1. William Jennings Bryan Marker
Inscription. Lived in Salem, Illinois, from his birth, March 19, 1860, until 1875. A national figure after his “Cross of Gold” speech in 1896, Bryan was the unsuccessful Democratic candidate for President in 1896, 1900, 1908, and served as Secretary of State, 1913-1915. He died in 1925 after the Scopes “Evolution” trial.
 
Erected 1962 by The Salem Historical—Patriotical Commission and the Illinois State Historical Society.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Illinois State Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 38° 38.129′ N, 88° 56.725′ W. Marker is in Salem, Illinois, in Marion County. Marker is on N. Broadway Avenue (Illinois Route 37) north of Boone Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Salem IL 62881, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 1 other marker is within walking distance of this marker. Salem, Illinois (a few steps from this marker).
 
More about this marker. Parking and access to the marker and statue may be found on Vail Street (east of N. Broadway Ave).
 
Also see . . .
1. William Jennings Bryan - Wikipedia entry
William Jennings Bryan Marker and Statue image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, October 13, 2016
2. William Jennings Bryan Marker and Statue
View to east across N. Broadway Avenue
. (Submitted on October 25, 2016.)
2. A history of the William Jennings Bryan statue. (Submitted on October 25, 2016.)
 
Categories. Notable Persons
 
William Jennings Bryan Statue image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, October 13, 2016
3. William Jennings Bryan Statue
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 25, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 25, 2016, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 143 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 25, 2016, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.
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