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Taft Memorial & Carillon - OU0195
Not Who You May Think
Owner: DudleyGrunt
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Altitude: m. ASL.
 Region: United States > District of Columbia
Cache type: Virtual
Size: No container
Status: Ready for Search
Date hidden: 2009-10-13
Date created: 2010-11-29
Date published: 2010-11-29
Last modification: 2020-06-07
5x Found
0x Not found
1 notes
watchers 0 watchers
426 visitors
4 x rated
Rated as: Excellent
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Kid Friendly  Wheelchair Access  Listed on OCNA Only  Quick Cache  Password needed to post log entry! 

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Description EN

Robert Alphonso Taft (September 8, 1889 - July 31, 1953), of the Taft political family of Ohio, was a Republican United States Senator and as a prominent conservative spokesman was the leading opponent of the New Deal in the Senate from 1939 to 1953. He led the successful effort by the Conservative coalition to curb legal favoritism for labor unions but failed in his quest to win the Presidential nomination of the candidate of the Republican Party in 1940, 1948 and 1952. (Wikipedia)

 

THIS MEMORIAL TO
ROBERT A TAFT
PRESENTED BY THE
PEOPLE TO THE CONGRESS
OF THE UNITED STATES
STANDS AS A TRIBUTE
TO THE HONESTY
INDOMITABLE COURAGE
AND HIGH PRINCIPLES OF
FREE GOVERNMENT
SYMBOLIZED BY HIS LIFE
Robert A. Taft
IF WE WISH TO MAKE DEMOCRACY
PERMANENT IN THIS COUNTRY
LET US ABIDE
BY THE FUNDAMENTAL PRINCIPLES
LAID DOWN IN THE CONSTITUTION
LET US SEE THAT THE
STATE IS THE SERVANT
OF ITS PEOPLE AND THAT THE
PEOPLE ARE NOT THE SERVANTS
OF THE STATE

 

I discovered this memorial while on a "virtual tour" of Washington and thought it would make good one.

There is a LOG PASSWORD for this cache (AABBBB).

AA=number of stars around the eagle on east side
BBBB=last name of Vice President of the foundation (CAPS)

This cache was originally listed on TerraCaching.com.  Based on the news of their impending shutdown, it will now be exclusively listed on OpenCaching US. 

Thanks to Gecko Dad for pointing a rather significant error with the original listing, that no other finder had pointed out AND for reminding me of it when I had not addressed it.

 


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