Uncle Sam Plaza historical marker - Arlington, Massachusetts
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N 42° 24.948 W 071° 09.177
19T E 322859 N 4698189
Quick Description: A Massachusetts historical plaque at Uncle Sam Plaza in Arlington Center tells of Samuel Wilson, the actual person on whom this United States mascot is based.
Location: Massachusetts, United States
Date Posted: 7/3/2019 6:36:42 AM
Waymark Code: WM10WTG
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member wayfrog
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Long Description:
A Massachusetts historical plaque at Uncle Sam Plaza in Arlington Center tells of Samuel Wilson, the actual person on whom this United States mascot is based.
UNCLE SAM PLAZA



NEAR THIS SPOT STOOD THE
BIRTHPLACE OF
SAMUEL "UNCLE SAM" WILSON
(1766-1854) PATRIOT, PARTICIPANT
IN 1775. HIS TROY PACKING PLANT
FED THE SOLDIERS OF 1813. HIS
POPULAR NICKNAME, ASSOCIATED
WITH "U.S" ON THE BARRELS, GAVE
US THE TERM "UNCLE SAM" FOR
THE UNITED STATES



ARLINGTON UNCLE SAM COMMITTEE
Agency Responsible for Placement: Other (Place below)

Agency Responsible for Placement (if not in list above): Arlington Uncle Sam Committee

County: Middlesex

City/Town Name: Arlington, Massachusetts

Year Placed: Not listed

Relevant Web Site: Not listed

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