"A Homefront Gathering Place"Victory Square was created during World War II as a place for citizens to rally behind the war effort and to raise community morale. This plaque marks the site, which included a speaker's stand and a replica of the Washington Monument inscribed with the names of Washington State citizens who lost their lives during the war. Patriotic rallies, war bond drives, and performances by Hollywood's famous stars all took place at Victory Square. People flooded the streets to attend performances by Duke Ellington, Lana Turner, Bob Hope, Bing Crosby, and Betty Grable. After the war, the stage was torn down and the monument was eventually removed in 1949.
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|Date Added||Thursday, June 14th, 2018 at 10:01am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||10T E 550056 N 5272993|
|Decimal Degrees||47.60841667, -122.33398333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 47° 36.505', W 122° 20.039'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||47° 36' 30.3" N, 122° 20' 2.3400000000001" W|
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|Area Code(s)||206, 425, 360|
|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling West|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 417 University St, Seattle WA 98101, US|
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