Mr. Steadfast - New Bedford, MA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2
N 41° 38.205 W 070° 55.359
19T E 339864 N 4611231
Quick Description: This sculpted Eagle was once part of New Bedford's old post office building.
Location: Massachusetts, United States
Date Posted: 6/2/2014 6:50:39 PM
Waymark Code: WMKWBG
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Mark1962
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Long Description:
Located at the intersection of the JFK Highway and Elm Street in New Bedford, this Eagle sculpture sits atop a column about 10 feet tall.
The accompanying plaque informs us:

"'MR. STEADFAST'

THIS AMERICAN EAGLE, ADOPTED
AS THE SYMBOL OF
TELEVISION STATION WTEV
AT ITS INAUGURAL PROGRAM,
JAN. 1, 1963, REIGNED ATOP THE
OLD NEW BEDFORD POST OFFICE
FROM 1891 - 1955.
THE EAGLE WAS NAMED
'MR. STEADFAST' IN 1956
BY J. GORDON EDGE, JR., WINNER OF
A STANDARD TIMES CONTEST.

THE AMERICAN EAGLE HAS BEEN
THE EMBLEM OF THE
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
SINCE 1782."
Type: Remnant

Fee: FREE

Hours:
24/7


Related URL: Not listed

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Metro2 visited Mr. Steadfast  -  New Bedford, MA 7/10/2010 Metro2 visited it