Wednesday, March 07, 2012

California Historical Landmark #691

I stopped here briefly on the way to a meeting in San Francisco. Thomas King Starr's statue in the National Statuary Hall Collection in the United States Capitol was replaced by a statue of Ronald Reagan in 2009. It is now located on the grounds of the California State Capitol in Sacramento. I am going to track it down next week. We toured the National Statuary Hall Collection last summer.

Sarcophagus of Thomas Starr King
California State Historical Landmark #691

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This landmark is located at the First Unitarian Church on Franklin Street between Starr King and Geary Streets, San Francisco, California. There are 48 other California State Historical Landmarks in San Francisco County. The GPS coordinates for this location are N 37° 47.082 W 122° 25.378.

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Calfornia Historical Landmark #691

Apostle of liberty, humanitarian, Unitarian minister, who in the Civil War bound California to the Union and led her to excel all other states in support of the United States Sanitary Commission that preceded the American Red Cross. His statue, together with that of Father Junípero Serra, represents California in the National Capitol, and his name is borne by a Yosemite peak - "A man to match our mountains."

Calfornia Historical Landmark #691

Calfornia Historical Landmark #691

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