George Graham Vest / "Tribute to a Dog"

George Graham Vest / "Tribute to a Dog" (HM294S)

Location: Owensboro, KY 42303 Daviess County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 46.422', W 87° 6.738'

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(side 1 - George Graham Vest)

Established Owensboro's second newspaper, The Gazette, near here in 1852, with Robert S. Triplett, an Owensboro businessman.
Vest was U.S. Senator from Missouri, 1879-1903. Author of world famous "Tribute to a Dog."
This spontaneous oration in court in defense of a backwoodsman's dog, "Old Drum," won case for the client and gained George G. Vest world fame.

(side 2 - "Tribute to a Dog")

"The one absolutely unselfish friend that man can have... the one that never deserts him, the one that never proves ungrateful or treacherous, is his dog... He guards the sleep of his pauper master as if he were a prince. When all other friends desert he remains."
— From a pleading before a
jury by George Graham Vest.
HM NumberHM294S
Year Placed1972
Placed ByKentucky Historical Society & Kentucky Department of Highways
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, July 6th, 2018 at 1:01pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 490110 N 4180712
Decimal Degrees37.77370000, -87.11230000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 46.422', W 87° 6.738'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 46' 25.32" N, 87° 6' 44.28" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)270
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 202 W 3rd St, Owensboro KY 42303, US
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