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Nobel Peace Park - Eugene, OR
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member thebeav69
N 44° 03.464 W 123° 04.916
10T E 493437 N 4878288
Quick Description: Located within Alton Baker Park is the Nobel Peace Park which claims to be the first-ever Peace Laureate Park in America.
Location: Oregon, United States
Date Posted: 12/15/2014 5:29:29 PM
Waymark Code: WMN2YQ
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member DougK
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Long Description:
Located within Alton Baker Park is a new area designated in 2013 as the Nobel Peace Park. In 2013, the Nobel Laureate committee decided to open the United States’ first Nobel Peace Park here in Eugene. This park contains a winding pathway with placards that highlight 20 Nobel Laureates and 3 groups from the United States who have won the Nobel Peace Prize. Below is a list of United States of America Peace Laureates and all but Barack Obama's placard (vandalized) are highlighted here in this Peace Park:

1. Barack Obama, President of the United States, 2009 (placard vandalized)
2. Al Gore, former Vice President of the United States—2007
3. Jimmy Carter, former President of the United States—2002
4. International Campaign to Ban Landmines—1997
5. Jody Williams, activist—1997
6. Elie Wiesel, author of works on the Holocaust—1986
7. International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War—1985
8. Henry Kissinger, U. S. Secretary of State—1973
9. Norman Borlaug, plant biologist—1970
10. Martin Luther King, Jr. , Minister and advocate of non-violence—1964
11. Linus Pauling, chemist and opponent of nuclear weapons testing—1962
12. George Marshall, Secretary of State—1953
13. Ralph Bunche, United Nations diplomat—1950
14. American Friends Service Committee —1947
15. John Mott, peace activist—1946
16. Emily Balch, peace activist—1946
17. Cordell Hull, Secretary of State—1945
18. Nicholas Murray Butler, President of Columbia University—1931
19. Jane Addams, social worker—1931
20. Frank Kellogg, Secretary of State—1929
21. Charles Dawes, Banker and later Vice-President of the United States—1925
22. Woodrow Wilson, President of the United States—1919
23. Elihu Root, Diplomat and former U. S. Secretary of State—1912
24. Theodore Roosevelt, President of the United States—1906


This park provides a nice, tranquil setting for visitors to come and appreciate those individuals' efforts that are highlighted here on these placards.

Website about the Peace Monument/Memorial: [Web Link]

Text on Monument/Memorial Sign or Plaque: Not listed

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