Christopher Columbus

Christopher Columbus (HM1BAY)

Location: Wilmington, DE 19806 New Castle County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 45.19', W 75° 33.513'

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1451 - 1506

— Italian Explorer, Navigator, and Colonizer —

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Born circa 1451, in Genoa, Italy, at the start of the Renaissance, Christopher Columbus proposed to reach the rich trading lands of Asia by sailing west across unchartered seas. This revolutionary idea was finally accepted by Queen Isabel and King Ferdinand of Spain. After 33 frightening days at sea, Columbus landed on San Salvador Island in the Bahamas on October 12, 1492. By his creativity, courage, and faith in new ideas, he discovered the Americas and changed our world forever.
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Dedicated on October 12, 1957
This monument was funded by
The Order Sons of Italy in America
and the Knights of Columbus

Sculpted by Egidio Giaroli - Rome, Italy
Casting by Michelucci - Pistoia, Italy

Plaque Dedicated 1992

side three
The Columbus 500 - Sail on committee
Appreciates the generosity of
Himont Incorporated, on behalf of its employees,
to underwrite the cleaning and restoration
of this monument in 1990
for the betterment of the community.
Year Placed1992
Placed ByThe Order Sons of Italy in America & the Knights of Columbus
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, October 21st, 2014 at 10:14am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 452150 N 4400510
Decimal Degrees39.75316667, -75.55855000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 45.19', W 75° 33.513'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 45' 11.40" N, 75° 33' 30.78" W
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Area Code(s)302
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1201-1299 Pennsylvania Ave, Wilmington DE 19806, US
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