Alton National Cemetery Improvements – Alton IL

Description

“In 1938, the Alton Cemetery Association made an initial offer to donate land for a national cemetery with a proviso that the government build a rostrum or permanent speaker’s stand for use on Memorial Day. Once the offer was accepted, Works Progress Administration laborers constructed a permanent rostrum. Between 1941 and 1942, the remains of 49 Union soldiers were removed from a nearby, but separate, section of Alton City Cemetery, and were reinterred on the federal land.”

Source notes

http://www.cem.va.gov/cems/nchp/alton.asp

Project originally submitted by Evan Kalish on April 12, 2015.

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Location Info


600 Pearl Street
Alton, IL 62002

Coordinates: 38.89050, -90.16315

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