"After the Great Depression and after public urging, a nationwide public competition was held to determine a design for a memorial that would honor President Thomas Jefferson's bold vision for westward expansion for America"
- Russ Carnahan
About this Quote
This quote is referring to the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial, which was integrated in St. Louis, Missouri in 1935. After the Great Depression, the public advised for a memorial to honor President Thomas Jefferson's vision for westward expansion for America. In action, a nationwide public competitors was held to figure out the design for the memorial. The competition was won by architect Eero Saarinen, who developed the renowned Gateway Arch. The memorial was committed in 1965 and stands as a tip of Jefferson's vision and the value of westward expansion for the United States. It is a symbol of the nation's development and a pointer of the hard work and commitment of the American people.
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