Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Thomas Starr King Statue

Reading about Thomas Starr King after visiting his sarcophagus, I was surprised to read that a statue of him had originally been in the National Statuary Hall Collection in the United States Capitol. It was replaced by a statue of Ronald Reagan in 2009 and moved to the grounds of the California State Capitol in Sacramento. I went looking for it...

Thomas Starr King
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This waymark is located in the Civil War Memorial Grove in Capitol Park, California State Capitol, Sacramento, California. The GPS coordinates for this location are N 38° 34.590 W 121° 29.490.

You can log your visit to this landmark at waymark.com.

Thomas Starr King

Thomas Starr King

Thomas Starr King

Courageous and inspirational San Francisco minister, stalwart defender of the Union during the Civil War, advocate of racial justice, admired educator and pioneering nature write

Starr King was a Unitarian preacher credited with keeping California from seceding from the Union at the dawn of the Civil War. His ceaseless advocacy for the Union cause would earn him the title "Apostle of Liberty." This prominent location welcomes visitors to the Civil War Grove, the first monument in Capitol Park. The grove was dedicated on May 1, 1897, and honors all those who fought in the war.

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