Roosevelt's Barnesville Speech

Roosevelt's Barnesville Speech (HMIRS)

Location: Barnesville, GA 30204 Lamar County
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Country: United States of America
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N 33° 2.932', W 84° 9.2'

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On August 11, 1938, as many as 50,000 people gathered in the stadium of Gordon Military College for an address by President Franklin Roosevelt dedicating the Lamar Electric Cooperative, a project of the New Deal's Rural Electrification Administration (REA). As part of a campaign to promote New Deal policies and the politicians who supported them, FDR also used the occasion to attack Walter George, the incumbent U.S. Senator from Georgia, and endorse George's rival in the 1938 Democratic primary, Lawrence Camp. FDR's endorsement drew wide criticism in Georgia and despite Roosevelt's popularity, Georgia voters returned George to the Senate until 1957.
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
Marker Number85-1
Year Placed2009
Placed ByGeorgia historical Society, the City of Barnesville, Gordon College, and Southern Rivers Energy
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, October 6th, 2014 at 3:45pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 765821 N 3660307
Decimal Degrees33.04886667, -84.15333333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 2.932', W 84° 9.2'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 2' 55.92" N, 84° 9' 12.00" W
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Area Code(s)404, 770, 706, 478, 678
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 367 College Dr, Barnesville GA 30204, US
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