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Albert H. Blanding - Bartow, Florida
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member lazyCachers
N 27° 53.941 W 081° 50.469
17R E 417217 N 3086300
Quick Description: This blue plaque is located at the entrance to the Bartow City Hall on North Wilson Avenue just south of East Boulevard Street in Bartow, Florida.
Location: Florida, United States
Date Posted: 1/13/2009 8:12:38 PM
Waymark Code: WM5JJ8
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member miatabug
Views: 14

Long Description:
Albert H. Blanding, was born in Iowa in 1876 and moved to Florida at the age of two. In 1899 he was commissioned Captain in the Florida National Guard. From 1910 to 1914 he was in the turpentine, sawmill and lumber business, all the while remaining on the National Guard roster, attaining the rank of colonel in 1910. He became the ranking National Guard officer, commanding the Second Florida Infantry in the Mexican Border disturbance of 1916-17. Colonel Blanding commanded several brigades as a brigadier general in World War I. He was later appointed by President Franklin D. Roosevelt as Chief of the National Guard. Camp Blanding, located near Starke, was named in his honor. He retired in 1940 after 41 years of military service with the rank of Honorary Lieutenant General and served on the State Selective Service Board during World War II. Albert H. Blanding died in 1970. His Great Floridian plaque is located at Bartow City Hall, 450 North Wilson Avenue, Bartow.
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The Great Floridians 2000 program was designed to recognize individuals who distinguished themselves through their philanthropy, public service or personal or professional service, and who have enhanced the lives of Florida's citizens. In 1998, the Florida Department of State and the Florida League of Cities, to help celebrate the approaching turn of the century, initiated the program to dedicate a special series of commemorative plaques in cities throughout the state. These plaques recognized "Great Floridians 2000" by honoring men and women who made significant contributions to the history and culture of our state. The blue plaques bore the name and birth and death dates of each designee.
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Blue Plaque managing agency: Florida Department of State

Individual Recognized: Albert H. Blanding

Physical Address:
450 N. Wilson Ave
Bartow, FL USA

Web Address: [Web Link]

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