Tribute to George Washington

 Photographed October 19, 2014
Erected 1932
Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin
43° 2.575′ N, 87° 53.781′ W

1732 - 1932
The People of Milwaukee
have planted these trees,
living memorials, as a tribute
of affection and gratitude to
GEORGE WASHINGTON
the father of our country
Heroic General -- Patriotic Statesman
Virtuous Sage

The fruit of his labors and
his example are American's most
cherished inheritance.
 
The marker is located at the south entrance to Veterans Park on northbound North Lincoln Memorial Drive, just north of where it converges with eastbound East Mason Street, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53202.



George Washington, First President of the United States
This picture was painted in 1846.
This work is in the public domain in the United States,
and those countries with a copyright term of
life of the author plus 100 years or less.

Looking north along North Lincoln Memorial Drive
(the marker is visible beneath the arborvitae).


The marker is located at Milwaukee's Veterans Park.

1 comment:

Jill Hasker said...

I saw the plaque on this rock at Veteran's Park this weekend and wondered what the story behind it was! Thank you for such an interesting blog and for your dedication to visiting/photographing/reporting about the historical markers!
I looked for the "trees" that the people of Wisconsin planted but the only things growing nearby are those scruffy bush-like plants. I would not call those trees! I sent an email to the Park Dept. offering to help raise money to plant a more majestic tree there for the future. I'll keep you posted!

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