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Former U.S. Presidents: #32 Franklin D. Roosevelt Historical Markers

History of Muscle Shoals, Alabama Marker image, Touch for more information
By Darren Jefferson Clay, July 10, 2022
History of Muscle Shoals, Alabama Marker
1 Alabama, Colbert County, Muscle Shoals — History of Muscle Shoals, Alabama
The city of Muscle Shoals began with the construction of U.S. Nitrate Plant No.2 and Wilson Dam for defense purposes in 1918. The name came from the great stretch of rapids in the Tennessee River that contained rocky shoals and an abundance of . . . Map (db m83388) HM
2 Alabama, Colbert County, Sheffield — President Franklin Delano Roosevelt
On Jan. 21, 1933 President-elect Franklin Delano Roosevelt addressed an immense crowd at this crossing from his railroad car and promised "to put Muscle Shoals back on the map." He then toured the idle U.S. Nitrate Plant No. 2 and Wilson Dam with . . . Map (db m83392) HM
3 Alabama, Jefferson County, Trussville — Cahaba Project"Slagheap Village" — A government project under President Franklin D. Roosevelt —
A total of 243 houses and 44 duplex units were constructed from 1936 - 1938 at an overall cost of $2,661,981.26. Cahaba residents rented from the government until 1947, when the houses and duplexes were sold to individuals at prices ranging from . . . Map (db m26227) HM
4 Alabama, Lauderdale County, Florence — Edward Asbury O'Neal, IIICity of Florence Walk of Honor
Serving 16 years as president of the American Farm Bureau Federation (1931-1947), Mr. O'Neal developed major New Deal farm policies in the Franklin D. Roosevelt Administration.Map (db m219327) HM
5 Alabama, Lee County, Auburn — Auburn 1865~Present / The "Loveliest Village"
Side 1 Auburn 1865~Present Only one house was built in the village in the decade after the Civil War, and though the state took over the bankrupt college in 1872, the institution received no state appropriation until 1883. . . . Map (db m79947) HM
6 Alabama, Lee County, Opelika — Bean's Mill
Side 1 Here in 1897 the first iron bridge in Lee County was built. In 1903 George W. Bean bought the mill, operating it until his death in 1952. About 1910 Bean installed an iron overshot wheel to replace the old turbine. Later, the dam . . . Map (db m73533) HM
7 Alabama, Madison County, Huntsville — Civilian Conservation Corps(C. C. C.) Camp — 1935~1940 —
This rock entrance is all that remains of Camp Ala. SP-16, 3486 and Camp Ala. TVA-7, 3483 which were built here due to available water. They were part of President Franklin D. Roosevelt's conservation projects. When WW II started the men enlisted . . . Map (db m55607) HM
8 Alabama, Montgomery County, Maxwell Air Force Base — British and Commonwealth Pilots Trained in the U.S.A.
In 1941, before Pearl Harbour, President Franklin D. Roosevelt agreed with Prime Minister Winston S. Churchill, to provide flight training for British and Commonwealth pilots in the U.S.A. by the U.S. Army Air Corps. Over 4,000 pilots were . . . Map (db m64476) HM WM
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9 Alabama, Morgan County, Decatur — Beauty and HopeRestoring the Vision...Preserving The Legacy
"This section lying between Sixth Avenue and Eighth Avenue will provide the central beautification theme as it will evolve into a beautiful elevated rose garden with 2,000 selected roses planted at vantage points... the color ensemble, when . . . Map (db m86480) HM
10 Alabama, Morgan County, Decatur — Our HistoryU.S. Fish and Wildlife Service — Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge —
1838 Trail of Tears: The discovery of gold in Georgia and thirst for land expansion prompted the U.S. Government and white communities to force the Cherokee nation from their ancestral lands. During the summer and winter of 1838, the first . . . Map (db m113290) HM
11 Alabama, Shelby County, Montevallo — The President's Oval Office / The Glorious Burden
(side 1) The President's Oval Office In this building is a full-scale replica of the White House Oval Office. When John and Abigail Adams first moved into The White House in 1800, it contained three oval rooms, inspired by . . . Map (db m101531) HM
12 Alabama, Walker County, Jasper — First United Methodist Church Jasper / President Franklin Delano RooseveltAttends Funeral of William Brockman Bankhead — Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives —
First United Methodist Church Jasper Methodism came to Jasper with the city's founder, Dr. Edward Gordon Musgrove, who donated land for the courthouse and for most of downtown Jasper. In 1826, he and others constructed a building of large . . . Map (db m29981) HM
13 Alabama, Walker County, Jasper — William Brockman Bankhead Home1874-1940 — Speaker of the United States House of Representatives —
William Brockman Bankhead served Alabama in the U.S. Congress from 1917 until 1940. For the last four years of his life, during Franklin D. Roosevelt's presidency, he served as the 47th Speaker of the House. He was the son of U.S. Senator John . . . Map (db m29980) HM
14 Arkansas, Searcy County, Marshall — Elton Britt
[side 1] Elton Britt, born James Elton Baker, came from the Zack community in Searcy County near the Buffalo River. Britt, from a musical family, was the first million seller in Country Music and received the first Gold Record . . . Map (db m229584) HM
15 California, Alameda County, Oakland, Produce and Waterfront — USS Potomac
Completed in 1934, the Coast Guard Cutter Electra was converted to the presidential yacht and commissioned as a U.S. Navy Vessel, USS Potomac, in 1936. The 165-foot ship, which weighs 376 gross tons and has a cruising speed of . . . Map (db m19056) HM
16 California, Contra Costa County, Richmond — Rosie the Riveter MemorialHonoring American Women's Labor During WWII
The area where you are now standing was alive with activity during World War II, when it was known as Kaiser Shipyard #2. It was one of four shipyards carved from Richmond's coastline to serve the war effort. The Rosie the Riveter Memorial . . . Map (db m94433) HM WM
17 California, Marin County, Mill Valley — United Nations Conference on International Organization
Here in this grove of enduring redwoods, preserved for posterity, members of the United Nations Conference on International Organization met on May 19, 1945 to honor the memory of Franklin Delano Roosevelt, thirty-first President of the United . . . Map (db m144203) HM
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18 California, San Francisco City and County, San Francisco, Lincoln Park — FDR's Saluteto the Officers and Men ... USS "San Francisco"' — USS San Francisco Memorial —
In Salute to the Officers and Men, living and dead, of the U.S.S. “San Francisco” a warship named for our city, which though sorely wounded, emerged triumphantly from the Battle of Guadalcanal, November 12-13 1942 after . . . Map (db m71479) HM
19 California, San Francisco City and County, San Francisco, Presidio of San Francisco — Western Defense Command Headquarters
Across the street to your left is Building 35. Lives were changed by decisions made here. Originally built as cavalry barracks in 1912, it was converted in 1918 for the School of Bakers and Cooks and then in 1921 to serve as the headquarters of the . . . Map (db m132417) HM
20 California, Santa Barbara County, Goleta — 3 — Japanese Attack
On February 23, 1942, at 7:00 PM, during one of President Roosevelt's Fireside Chats, the Japanese submarine I-17 shelled this Richfield Oil Field site with 25 5-inch rounds. Not since the War of 1812 had the U.S. mainland been attacked by a . . . Map (db m143317) HM
21 California, Shasta County, Burney — The Civilian Conservation Corps: A Surviving Legacy
The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) was established in 1933 under President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal program. During the years of the Great Depression, when the stock market crash and ensuing business closures left many Americans . . . Map (db m96652) HM
22 California, Stanislaus County, Turlock — 934 — Turlock Assembly CenterLearning From the Past
On February 19, 1942, President Roosevelt issued Executive Order 9066. This order led to the internment of Japanese Americans, a majority of whom were United States citizens. Where you are standing today was once a temporary detention . . . Map (db m153398) HM
23 Colorado, Garfield County, Glenwood Springs — CCC Men Built Improvements for Glenwood
In the 1930's, America was mired in a deep economic depression. As part of his New Deal program, President Franklin Roosevelt implemented government programs designed to create employment and to stabilize the national economy. One . . . Map (db m120550) HM
24 Colorado, Jefferson County, Golden — Brewing on Clear Creek-Coors History
In 1867, in Hamburg, Germany, young Adolphus Herman Joseph Kuhrs was preparing to stow away on a ship bound for America. By 1872, Coors had altered the spelling of his last name and arrived in the Denver area. He settled on Golden because of its . . . Map (db m74796) HM
25 Connecticut, Fairfield County, Stamford, Downtown — Freedom Shrine
Freedom Shrine Created by the National Exchange Club to strengthen citizen appreciation of our American heritage Presented by the Exchange Club of Stamford Dedicated June 14, 1979 [ Reproductions of historic American documents are . . . Map (db m38610) HM
26 Connecticut, Litchfield County, Barkhamsted, Riverton — Camp White
To honor the men of Camp White Company 106 established 1934 Civilian Conservation Corps 1933-1942 created by President Franklin D. Roosevelt renewing the country’s natural resources and challenging the human spirit of . . . Map (db m102082) HM
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27 Connecticut, Litchfield County, Kent, Cornwall Bridge — Camp Macedonia Company 1191
To Honor The Men Of Camp Macedonia Company 1191 Established 1935 Civilian Conservation Corps 1933-1942 Created By President Franklin D. Roosevelt Renewing The Country's Natural Resources And Challenging The Human Spirit Of A . . . Map (db m41092) HM
28 Connecticut, Litchfield County, Torrington — To Honor The Men Of Camp Wolcott
To Honor The Men Of Camp Wolcott Company 176 Established 1933 Civilian Conservation Corps 1933-1942 Created By President Franklin D. Roosevelt Renewing The Country's Natural Resources And Chellenging The Human Spirit Of A Nation . . . Map (db m30242) HM
29 Delaware, New Castle County, Wilmington, Swedes Landing — Fort Christina Monument
Fort Christina Monument was dedicated here June 27, 1938 celebrating the tercentenary of the landing. Participants included the Swedish Royal Commission led by their royal highnesses, the Crown Prince, the Crown Princess, and Prince Bertil, the . . . Map (db m174441) HM
30 District of Columbia, Washington, Northwest Washington, American University Park — 11 — Harry CountryTop of the Town — Tenleytown Heritage Trail —
By 1900, 12 large families — often intermarried — came to dominate the village that was Tennallytown: the Burrows, Chappell, Harry, Hurdle, Paxton, Perna, Poore, Queen, Riley, Robey, Shoemaker, and Walther clans. This is Harry country, . . . Map (db m184982) HM
31 District of Columbia, Washington, Northwest Washington, Downtown — Executive Office Building
Originally State, War, and Navy Departments Constructed 1871-1888 South Wing Ground broken June 1871 Completed December 1875 East Wing Ground broken July 1872 Completed April 1879 North Wing Ground broken July 1879 Completed December 1882 West . . . Map (db m71253) HM
32 District of Columbia, Washington, Northwest Washington, Downtown — Jamila El SahiliHuman Being Reported permanently removed
Human Being is my attempt to break the wall of xenophobia associated with the Arabic language. Over time, the worldwide Arabic population and the Arabic language has increasingly portrayed in a negative light. The media strongly focuses on . . . Map (db m164290) HM
33 District of Columbia, Washington, Northwest Washington, Downtown — White House Kitchen GardenNational Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior
”. . . Now I shall plant, if at all, more for the public than for myself.” John Quincy Adams, diary entry for July 5, 1826, shortly before beginning the first major planting program at the White House. Massachusetts . . . Map (db m61677) HM
34 District of Columbia, Washington, Northwest Washington, Federal Triangle — 14 — Equal Justice Under the LawMake No Little Plans — Federal Triangle Heritage Trail —
The roots of America's top law enforcement agency, the Department of Justice, reach back to 1789. That year the first Congress created the Office of the Attorney General to prosecute lawsuits in the Supreme Court and advise the President and . . . Map (db m57214) HM
35 District of Columbia, Washington, Northwest Washington, Federal Triangle — In Memory of Franklin Delano Roosevelt1882 - 1945
In September, 1941, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt called his friend, Supreme Court Justice Frankfurter, to the White House and asked the Justice to remember the wish he then expressed:
“If any memorial is erected to . . . Map (db m31631) HM
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36 District of Columbia, Washington, Northwest Washington, Georgetown — Stephen Osusky1889 - 1973 — Paulina Osusky, 1892 - 1979 —
Co-founder of Czecho-Slovakia. Envoy to France. Pillar of the League of Nations. Advisor to the US presidents W. Wilson, F.D. Roosevelt, H.S. Truman.Map (db m189271) HM
37 District of Columbia, Washington, Northwest Washington, LeDroit Park — 4 — Government GirlsWorthy Ambition — LeDroit Park/Bloomingdale Heritage Trail —
To your right is Lucy Diggs Slowe Hall, a Howard University dormitory. It opened in 1942 as U.S. government housing for African American women who came to DC to take new war-related jobs or fill in for men who left to join the military during . . . Map (db m130836) HM
38 District of Columbia, Washington, Northwest Washington, Logan Circle — Bethune Museum-ArchivesNational Historic Site — Designated October 15, 1982 by Act of Congress —
Born on July 10, 1875, in Mayesville, South Carolina, Mary McLeod Bethune was the daughter of sharecroppers. After attending Scotia Seminary in North Carolina she founded Daytona School for Negro Girls which became Bethune-Cookman College. A . . . Map (db m17502) HM
39 District of Columbia, Washington, Northwest Washington, Logan Circle — 11 — Striving for EqualityA Fitting Tribute — Logan Circle Heritage Trail —
This building was the headquarters of the National Council of Negro Women from 1943 to 1966. Political activist and educator Mary McLeod Bethune (1875-1955) founded NCNW in 1935 in her nearby apartment. She moved the organization here eight . . . Map (db m130856) HM
40 District of Columbia, Washington, Northwest Washington, Mount Pleasant — 2 — Upheaval and ActivismVillage in the City — Mount Pleasant Heritage Trail —
Beginning in the late 1950s, the community leadership of Mount Pleasant changed from the exclusive Citizens Association to an array of new players. Mount Pleasant Neighbors Association was the first alternative group. It presented festivals and . . . Map (db m148598) HM
41 District of Columbia, Washington, Northwest Washington, Rock Creek Park — JusserandBanc Commeratif Erige a la Memoir de Jean Jule Jusserand Ambassadeur de France
The granite bench before you commemorates the scholarship, wisdom and skilled diplomacy of Jean Jules Jusserand, French Ambassador to the United States from 1902 to 1925. The memorial's inscription, "Personal Tribute of Esteem and . . . Map (db m177624) HM
42 District of Columbia, Washington, Northwest Washington, Woodley Park — Woodley Estate
The neighborhood of Woodley Park owes its name to the Woodley estate of Philip Barto Key (1767-1815). Key, uncle of Francis Scott Key, who wrote “Star Spangled Banner”, was an officer on the British side during the Revolutionary War. . . . Map (db m87469) HM
43 District of Columbia, Washington, Southeast Washington, Navy Yard — Presidential Fans / Fans! / Congressional Baseball GameBaseball Americana
Presidential Fans a. Woodrow Wilson throws out the first pitch on Opening Day, 1916. National Photo Company. b. Calvin Coolidge and Senators ace Walter Johnson, 1924. National Photo Company. c. President Herbert . . . Map (db m179719) HM
44 District of Columbia, Washington, Southeast Washington, Navy Yard — Serving as the City's Diplomatic GatewayDiplomacy — Behind These Walls —
Before air travel, the Navy Yard was the ceremonial gateway to the nation's capital. In 1860, the first Japanese diplomatic mission was welcomed to the United States in an impressive pageant here. Great Britain's George VI and Queen Elizabeth (shown . . . Map (db m126456) HM
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45 District of Columbia, Washington, Southwest Washington, Southwest Federal Center — The Benefits of Social Security1941 — granite —
Henry Kreis (b. 1899, Essen, Germany - d. 1963, Essex, Connecticut)
This bas relief carving is one of a pair, the first of which stands above the building's Independence Avenue entrance and features a recently . . . Map (db m227341) HM
46 District of Columbia, Washington, Southwest Washington, Southwest Federal Center — Unemployment Compensation1940 — granite —
Emma Lou Davis (b. 1905, Indianapolis, Indiana - d. 1988, San Diego, California)
In the wake of the Great Depression, one of the chief causes of insecurity was the threat of unemployment. To address this social . . . Map (db m227345) HM
47 District of Columbia, Washington, Southwest Washington, Southwest Federal Center — James Wilson
James Wilson Memorial Arch So named by the Congress, in Resolution approved by President Franklin D. Roosevelt, June 16, 1934, to honor the memory of James Wilson 1835-1920 Secretary of Agriculture 1897-1913 . . . Map (db m110425) HM
48 District of Columbia, Washington, Southwest Washington, The National Mall — USDA Holocaust Memorial Tree
United States Department of Agriculture Dedicated as a Living Reminder in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust by Secretary Dan Glickman May 2, 2000 Yom Hashoah, Day of Remembrance Franklin D. Roosevelt Red Bud from a seed collected at . . . Map (db m70618) HM
49 District of Columbia, Washington, Southwest Washington, The National Mall — World War II Memorial
Here in the presence of Washington and Lincoln, one the Eighteenth Century father and the other the Nineteenth Century preserver of our nation, we honor those Twentieth Century Americans who took up the struggle during the Second World War and made . . . Map (db m4392) HM
50 District of Columbia, Washington, Southwest Washington, The Tidal Basin — Thomas Jefferson Memorial — National Historic Landmark —
This Cornerstone was laid by Franklin Delano Roosevelt President of the United States of America 1939
I have sworn upon the altar of God Eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man
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51 District of Columbia, Washington, Southwest Washington, West Potomac Park — "He Died in Harness"1945 / Fourth Term — Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial —
Voters did not know the seriousness of Franklin Roosevelt's heart disease when they elected him to a fourth presidential term. With victory in sight, FDR made a final trip to Eastern Europe and the Middle East. At Yalta, he negotiated post-war . . . Map (db m197635) HM
52 District of Columbia, Washington, Southwest Washington, West Potomac Park — A Carefully Crafted ImagePrologue — Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial —
The original 1997 memorial barely hinted at Franklin Roosevelt's paralyzed legs - much as FDR had during his Presidency. Roosevelt's battle with polio was not a secret. The president worried that if people knew he was unable to walk, his . . . Map (db m197626) HM
53 District of Columbia, Washington, Southwest Washington, West Potomac Park — Combatting Economic Depression1937-1941 / Second Term — Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial —
Continuing to combat the Great Depression, President Roosevelt's New Deal created federal programs to stabilize the economy, provide relief, and create jobs for millions of Americans. Most Americans had never heard a president's voice before FDR . . . Map (db m197631) HM
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54 District of Columbia, Washington, Southwest Washington, West Potomac Park — Franklin Delano Roosevelt MemorialPresident of the United States of America — 1933 - 1945 —
In commemoration of his leadership in America’s struggle for peace, well-being and human dignity Dedicated by President William J. Clinton May 1997.Map (db m99914) HM
55 District of Columbia, Washington, Southwest Washington, West Potomac Park — I Hate War1941-1945 / Third Term — Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial —
World War II began in Asia and Europe in the 1930s. FDR campaigned on keeping the US out of the war while secretly providing weapons and ships to democratic Great Britain without Congress knowing. These resources helped Great Britain fight . . . Map (db m197632) HM
56 District of Columbia, Washington, Southwest Washington, West Potomac Park — Nothing to Fear…1933-1937 / First Term — Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial —
A collapse in the international economic system left one in four Americans out of work. Millions more scrambled for food. New York Governor Franklin Roosevelt ran on a promise of a "New Deal for the American People." He won the 1932 presidential . . . Map (db m197629) HM
57 District of Columbia, Washington, Southwest Washington, West Potomac Park — The United Nations1945 / Fourth Term — Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial —
FDR believed that the failure of an international organization after World War I led directly to World War II. Under Roosevelt's urging, representatives from 26 countries signed a "Declaration by United Nations" in 1942. After FDR died, Eleanor . . . Map (db m197637) HM
58 District of Columbia, Washington, Southwest Washington, West Potomac Park — Wartime President1941-1945 / Third Term — Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial —
FDR said the US must be a "great arsenal for democracy." His administration sent military supplies to allies like Great Britain. After entering World War II, FDR and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill formed a close alliance. American, . . . Map (db m197634) HM
59 Florida, Hillsborough County, Tampa — United States occupation of Haiti1915 - 1934 — Hillsborough County Veterans Memorial Park —
The United States occupation of Haiti began on July 28, 1915 when 330 US Marines landed at Port-au-Prince on the authority of U.S. President Woodrow Wilson to safeguard the interests of U.S. corporations. It ended on August 1, 1934 after Franklin . . . Map (db m194405) WM
60 Florida, Madison County, Madison — F-178 — The Four Freedoms Monument
The Four Freedoms were stated by President Franklin D. Roosevelt in his Annual Message to Congress, January 6, 1941. Freedom of speech and expression, freedom of worship, freedom from want, and freedom from fear everywhere in the world, became the . . . Map (db m149384) HM
61 Florida, Marion County, Ocala — Canal BuildingHistoric Florida Barge Canal Trail
Roosevelt EraThe Cross Florida Canal got its start during the Great Depression years. President Franklin D. Roosevelt's efforts to revive the nation's ailing economy involved a wide array of projects and jobs funded by tax-payers. The . . . Map (db m237438) HM
62 Florida, Marion County, Ocala — 3 — Great Depression Public Works ProjectHistoric Florida Barge Canal Trail
"...Requesting the assistance and cooperation of every available federal agency in order to make possible, at an early date, commencement of construction on a ship canal across the peninsula." Message from Florida's Legislature to President . . . Map (db m166903) HM
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63 Florida, Monroe County, Islamorada — Highway Piers
The veterans of World War I were promised a bonus but due to the Great Depression of the early 1930s the government was without funds. Roosevelt was president and formed the Florida Emergency Relief Administration to create jobs for those . . . Map (db m116064) HM
64 Florida, Seminole County, Sanford — Hellen Keller GroveFeatured Tree — Hellen Keller Southern Magnolia
1 • Helen Keller Southern Magnolia Planted on July 9, 2000 by family in honor of Venus Guess a devoted mother and grandmother. The towering Helen Keller Southern Magnolia may have been one of the trees Helen Keller climbed in the yard . . . Map (db m214868) HM
65 Florida, Volusia County, Daytona Beach — Mary McLeod BethuneJackie Robinson Ballpark & Museum
Just as carefully as Branch Rickey chose Jackie Robinson, he chose Daytona Beach as the site for his "noble experiment.” Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune, founder of Bethune-Cookman College was born July 10, 1875, in Maysville, South Carolina. She was . . . Map (db m106464) HM
66 Georgia, Chatham County, Savannah, Historic District - North — 025-54 — Chatham Artillery's"Washington Guns"
These cannon, which were captured when Lord Cornwallis surrendered at Yorktown in the American Revolution, were a gift to the Chatham Artillery by President George Washington - a mark of his appreciation for the part the local military company . . . Map (db m5517) HM
67 Georgia, Fulton County, Roswell — 060-40B — Bulloch Hall
Built in the early 1840's by Major James Stephen Bulloch. His second wife, married in 1832, was Martha Elliott. Their second daughter, Martha (Mittie) Bulloch and Theodore Roosevelt married here in 1853. Their son Theodore Roosevelt was the 25th . . . Map (db m55963) HM
68 Georgia, Harris County, Pine Mountain — 072-6 — Dowdell's Knob<------<<<<
The road extending one mile south traverses a spur which projects into Pine Mountain Valley and terminates in a knob 1395 feet elevation above sea level overlooking a spectacular spread of the valley floor. The knob was named for two pioneer Harris . . . Map (db m22013) HM
69 Georgia, Harris County, Pine Mountain — Franklin D. Rooseveltand Dowdell's Knob
This overlook, named Dowdell's Knob, was one of the dearest spots on earth to Franklin D. Roosevelt. Named for an early Harris County family, Dowdell's Knob rises to 1,395 feet above sea level and is the highest point on Pine Mountain. Here, on . . . Map (db m69519) HM
70 Georgia, Harris County, Pine Mountain — 072-8 — Franklin D. Roosevelt Memorial Bridge
Pine Mountain Scenic Highway & this bridge, spanning historic King’s Gap, are living monuments to President Roosevelt’s abiding interest in the natural features of Warm Springs’ environs. He, personally, selected the location of this road atop Pine . . . Map (db m22020) HM
71 Georgia, Harris County, Pine Mountain — 072-7 — This Was His Georgia
Franklin D. Roosevelt was a frequent visitor (41 trips) to Warm Springs from 1924-1945. Dowdell’s Knob was one of his favorite spots for both quiet contemplation and picnics. F.D.R. visited this spot overlooking Pine Mountain Valley as a private . . . Map (db m21998) HM
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72 Georgia, Harris County, Pine Mountain Valley — 072-13 — Pine Mountain Valley Resettlement Project
The Resettlement Administration was founded on May 1, 1935 as part of the second phase of President Roosevelt's New Deal. FDR took a personal interest in the planning of this project with Under Secretary of Agriculture, Dr. Rex Tugwell, . . . Map (db m11269) HM
73 Georgia, Harris County, Pine Mountain Valley — Valley of Hope
Pine Mountain Valley, Georgia was begun in November 1934 under the administration of Franklin D. Roosevelt and his New Deal plan. It was conceived as a pilot community relief project to provide an escape from the effects of the Great Depression. . . . Map (db m11271) HM
74 Georgia, Lamar County, Barnesville — Lamar Electric Membership Corporation
Dedicated August 11, 1938 by President Franklin D. Roosevelt Rededicated to service 1988 E.J. Martin, Jr., President W.H. Averett, Jr., V. President J.H. Gunnels, Secretary H.B. Cromer, Treasurer J.H. Barnes, Jr. J.C. Caldwell F.C. . . . Map (db m28215) HM
75 Georgia, Lamar County, Barnesville — 85-1 — Roosevelt’s Barnesville Speech
On August 11, 1938, as many as 50,000 people gathered in the stadium of Gordon Military College for an address by President Franklin Roosevelt dedicating the Lamar Electric Cooperative, a project of the New Deal's Rural Electrification . . . Map (db m28214) HM
76 Georgia, Meriwether County, Warm Springs — Franklin D. Roosevelt
(Panel #1) Beginning as the Georgia Warm Springs Foundation, this hospital for polio patients was founded by Franklin Delano Roosevelt in 1927. The Roosevelt Warm Springs Institute for Rehabilitation is today an internationally . . . Map (db m84458) HM
77 Georgia, Meriwether County, Warm Springs — Franklin Delano RooseveltPresident of the United States
Died in this house on April 12 1945 No soldier gave more on any battlefield than he who here gave his life for his country no greater martyr ever served the cause of freedom This tablet erected June 25 1947 by the Presidential Electors who . . . Map (db m66964) HM WM
78 Georgia, Meriwether County, Warm Springs — 99-3 — Georgia Warm Springs Foundation
These gates mark the original entrance to the Georgia Warm Springs Foundation, established in July 1927 by Franklin D. Roosevelt and Basil O’Connor for the treatment of polio victims. Roosevelt himself suffered from polio beginning in 1921. Learning . . . Map (db m21442) HM
79 Georgia, Meriwether County, Warm Springs — 099-6 — Longleaf Pine Planting
In the early years of Franklin D. Roosevelt’s sojourn in Meriwether County, he observed that no great effort was made to replace trees on cut-over or burnt areas not suitable for agriculture. As a demonstration of replacement, together with . . . Map (db m22162) HM
80 Georgia, Meriwether County, Warm Springs — 099-4 — Old Depot Site Warm Springs
Here stood the little depot of the Southern R. R. where Franklin D. Roosevelt arrived & departed on his many visits to Warm Springs during the years 1924-1945. A personal interest in the after treatment of infantile paralysis led him, in 1924, to . . . Map (db m23072) HM
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81 Georgia, Meriwether County, Warm Springs — 099-5 — Roosevelt Farm
Over 2200 acres atop Pine Mountain were purchased 1926-37, by Franklin D. Roosevelt, some 150 acres of which were pasture and crop land -- the rest in pine and hardwoods. The farm was operated on a self-sustaining basis by adherence to methods . . . Map (db m22231) HM
82 Georgia, Meriwether County, Warms Springs — 099-9 — The Little White House
Franklin D. Roosevelt came to Warm Springs in 1924 in hopes of recovering from the effects of polio. His love for the area and hopes for the Georgia Warm Springs Foundation led him to build a small white clapboard cottage on these pine scented . . . Map (db m42839) HM
83 Georgia, Muscogee County, Columbus — Bullard-Hart-Sampson House
Built 1887 by Dr. William L. Bullard, Columbus physician and pioneer ear, eye, nose and throat specialist, this house is a splendid example of Second Empire Victorian architecture. It was designed by L.E. Thornton of New York. The Bullard . . . Map (db m44423) HM
84 Georgia, Tift County, Tifton — Henry Tift Myers1907-1968
Lt. Col. Henry Tift Myers was born in the Myon Hotel in Tifton on September 16, 1907. He graduated from Culver Military Academy in 1925 and the University of Georgia in 1929. He joined the Army Air Corps, graduating at the top of his class in 1932. . . . Map (db m197699) HM
85 Georgia, Webster County, Preston — 152-5 — Walter F. George1878-1957
Walter F. George was born 1.5 miles north in a sharecropper's cabin. George was a teacher near Preston, then a lawyer and judge. From the Georgia Supreme Court he ran for the unexpired term of Senator Thomas E. Watson in 1922. George served 34 years . . . Map (db m56727) HM
86 Hawaii, Hawaii County, Volcano — Countless are the Accomplishments of Roosevelt's Trusty "Tree Army"
The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC), established by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt in 1933, was one of many "New Deal" Programs created towards economic recovery from the Great Depression. The goal of the CCC was to create Conservation . . . Map (db m94340) HM
87 Idaho, Boise County, Lowman — CCC Shapes the Payette Drainage
(Three panels make up this marker:) In the 1930s, Gallagher CCC widened and surfaced this road, built Scott Mountain Road, developed Hot Springs and Pine Flat Campgrounds, erected fences to control livestock grazing, fought fires, and . . . Map (db m119235) HM
88 Illinois, Bond County, Panama — John L. Lewis - United Mine Workers of America
United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) president and Congress of Industrial Organization (CIO) founder John L. Lewis (1880-1969) came to Panama, Illinois, from Iowa with his family in 1908 to work in the mines; within one year he was president to . . . Map (db m186233) HM
89 Illinois, Cook County, Chicago, The Loop District — Blackstone HotelMarshall & Fox, architects — 1910 —
An outstanding example of Modern French style of Beaux-Arts Classical architecture. As one of the city's earliest luxury hotels, it became the "Hotel of Presidents," serving as host to a dozen U.S. Presidents, including Woodrow Wilson, Franklin D. . . . Map (db m94409) HM
90 Illinois, Jersey County, Grafton — The CCC
Over the years, about 165,000 individuals were employed in at least 50 Illinois Civilian Conservation Corps camps in Illinois. Many of these worked on projects in Illinois' state parks. One of the most successful programs to aid Americans . . . Map (db m142758) HM
91 Illinois, Madison County, Alton — Freedom Shrine
Theodore Roosevelt Letter On Cuba On January 22, 1907, President Theodore Roosevelt wrote to Secretary of War William Howard Taft rejecting the idea of a protectorate over Cuba and expressing his determination that the United States should . . . Map (db m169581) HM
92 Indiana, Lawrence County, Spring Mill Village — Civilian Conservation CorpThis area is dedicated to the committed services of the Civilian Conservation Corps — Co. 1536, Co. 539 —
"Created in early 1933, the CCC was an effort by President Franklin Roosevelt to combine the national need for employment with the preservation of natural and historical resources. From May, 1933 until 1942, CCC boys restored village cabins, built . . . Map (db m163025) HM
93 Indiana, Madison County, Elwood — Wendell L. Willkie
Republican Presidential candidate delivered his acceptance speech at Callaway Park, August 17, 1940. Willkie’s Democrat opponent, Franklin D. Roosevelt, won the 1940 election and later appointed Willkie to Britain as a liaison during World . . . Map (db m243329) HM
94 Indiana, Marion County, Indianapolis, Downtown — Franklin & Eleanor Roosevelt(FDR: January 30, 1882 - April 12, 1945 | AER: October 11, 1884 - November 1, 1962)
Franklin Delano Roosevelt (FDR) and Anna Eleanor Roosevelt (AER) were one of the first power couples in American politics. FDR's sweeping vision helped rescue the United States from the worst economic depression in its history and led the country . . . Map (db m132850) HM
95 Indiana, Marion County, Indianapolis, Near Northside — 49.20204 — Meredith Nicholson1866 - 1947
Hoosier author Meredith Nicholson gained prominence in the Golden Age of Indiana Literature (c. 1880-1920) for best-selling novels, starting with The Main Chance (1903). He wrote The House of a Thousand Candles (1905) in this house, . . . Map (db m169256) HM
96 Indiana, St. Joseph County, South Bend — Notre Dame Fieldhouse
[Main Marker] Site of Notre Dame Fieldhouse where varsity and intramural athletes shook down the thunder for seventy years 1898-1968. President Franklin D. Roosevelt addressed a special University convocation in the Fieldhouse . . . Map (db m12174) HM
97 Indiana, Switzerland County, Patriot — 78.1980.1 — Dr. Elwood Mead(1858 - 1936) — "Engineer Who Made the Desert Bloom" —
Patriot, Ind., native; supervised Hoover Dam construction in Colorado R.; Lake Mead named for him; appointed Director, U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, President Coolidge; served under Presidents Hoover and Roosevelt, top authority on irrigation, . . . Map (db m66902) HM
98 Iowa, Dallas County, Granger — Granger Subsistence Homestead Project
Dedicated to the original homestead families and their descendants. Brought to fruition through the efforts of the U.S. Government, the Franklin Roosevelt, MGSR. Luigi Ligutti and the Grace of God. In commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the . . . Map (db m83950) HM
99 Kansas, Crawford County, Crawford State Park — The Beginning
The story of the Civilian Conservation Corps cannot be told without knowing the tale of the times from which it was created. The stock market crash of 1929, which led to the Great Depression coupled with the lack of soil conservation enabled the . . . Map (db m50186) HM
100 Kansas, Dickinson County, Abilene — 5 — Eisenhower Park
Franklin D. Roosevelt's New Deal and Works Progress Administration was the basis for the construction of Abilene's swimming pool, stadium, rose garden, and other buildings located in this park. This park project under the WPA was one of thirty such . . . Map (db m49551) HM

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