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United States. Congress. House "JOINT RESOLUTION Setting apart public reservations for statues to Columbus, La Fayette, and James A. Garfield."

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC06343.245 Author/Creator: United States. Congress. House Place Written: [Washington, D.C.] Type: Document Date: [22 June 1886] Pagination: 2 p. : docket ; 28 cm x 19.2 cm.

Summary of Content: The House's Joint Resolution, "setting aside public reservations for statues to Columbus, La Fayette, and James A. Garfield." At the end of the document, Ward has written in pencil: "Note - This Bill was left on the House Calendar when Congress was adjourned and will be acted upon next session"

People: Ward, John Quincy Adams, 1830-1910
Columbus, Christopher, 1451-1506
Lafayette, Marie Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert Du Motier, marquis de, 1757-1834
Garfield, James A. (James Abram), 1831-1881

Historical Era: Rise of Industrial America, 1877-1900

Subjects: Washington, D.C.PresidentArt, Music, Theater, and FilmArchitectureMonumentAssassinationsCongressRevolutionary War GeneralFrontiers and ExplorationFrance

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