Giuseppe Garibaldi - New York, NY
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote
N 40° 43.833 W 073° 59.814
18T E 584705 N 4509330
Quick Description: A statue of Garibaldi in Washington Square Park in central Manhattan.
Location: New York, United States
Date Posted: 7/3/2020 8:12:00 AM
Waymark Code: WM12QMT
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Outspoken1
Views: 1

Long Description:
Taken from Wikipedia, "An outdoor bronze sculpture of Giuseppe Garibaldi, one of the leaders of Italian unification, is installed in Washington Square Park in Manhattan, New York.

The statue and its granite pedestal were created by Giovanni Turini upon the organization of the editors of the newspaper Il Progresso Italo-Americano to raise funds to commemorate Garibaldi after his death. Turini was a volunteer member of Garibaldi's Fourth Regiment in the campaign against Austria in 1866. The statue was dedicated on June 4, 1888.

In 1970, in order to construct a new promenade through the park, the statue was moved fifteen feet to the east. During its movement, a glass vessel from the 1880s was discovered beneath the statue containing newspaper articles of Garibaldi's death, a history of the Committee for the Monument of Garibaldi, and poster and news clippings describing the statue's dedication."
Name of the revolution that the waymark is related to:
Italian Reunification


Adress of the monument: Not listed

What was the role of this site in revolution?: Not listed

Link that comprove that role: Not listed

When was this memorial placed?: Not listed

Who placed this monument?: Not listed

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