Warren G. Harding Memorial

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State:
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Type:
Linen
Stamp:
1c
Postmark/Cancel:
1942
Marion, OH
Size:
3.5" x 5.5" (9 x 14 cm)
Stock #:
23778

Description:

This beautiful memorial was erected by popular subscription. 1926-1928, with contributions from many thousands of school children form every State in the Union. The philippines and Alaska made responses-proportionately greater than any of the states. The building is 250 feet circumberence 80 feet in diameter and 50 feet high. Forty-eightr gigantic pillars symbolizing the forty-eight states support the heavy circular froof. This structure is regarded as one the of finest examples of architecture in the country - its massive white Georgia marble columns adding great dignity. Total cost of memorial and grounds $777,000. Cornerstone laid May 30, 1926. President Harding died in San Francisco, Aug 10, 1923, and Mrs. Florence Kling Harding in Marion. Nov, 21, 1924. On Dec. 21, 1927 the bodies of President and Mrs, Harding were moved from the mausoleum in Marion cemetery and placedin hermitically sealed sarcophagus here.

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