Albert Gallatin - Friendship Hill National Historic Site - Point Marion, Pennsylvania
Posted by: gparkes
N 39° 46.632 W 079° 55.873
17S E 591527 N 4403575
Quick Description: Albert Gallatin was the Secretary of the Treasury for thirteen years during the Jefferson and Madison administrations. In that time he reduced the national debt, purchased the Louisiana Territory and funded the Lewis & Clark expedition.
Location: Pennsylvania, United States
Date Posted: 8/3/2010 10:42:29 AM
Waymark Code: WM9D3V
The Friendship Hill National Historic Site preserves Albert Gallatin's home. In the statue, we see Albert Gallatin surveying his lands with surveying equipment. He is hunched over looking through the spotting scope set on a tripod. His dress is in period clothing, with a typical triangular cap.
Albert Gallatin, as was many important people of his time, well versed in many different disciplines. Of course, State-level finance and treasury. He did a remarkable job of surveying and building, as this house and land will attest. He travelled out here to Western Pennsylvania to get to lands that reminded him of home. This was not without hardship. When he settled here, this was the west, the frontier, the border of our nation. Due, in large part of his, the nation would double almost over night and still have a managed debt.
TITLE: Albert Gallatin
ARTIST(S): DeDecker, Jane
CONTROL NUMBER: IAS PA001751
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Friendship Hills National Historic Site
Point Marion, Pennsylvania
The sculpture can be found on the paved trail going between the parking lot and house. From the parking lot, the sculpture can be seen on a bend of the wheel-chair accessable portion of the trail as it gains a slight elevation.
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