Blue Star Memorial Highway Historic Marker, 2003

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Title

Blue Star Memorial Highway Historic Marker, 2003

Alternative Title

Blue Star Memorial Highway Historic Marker

Subject

Orlando (Fla.)
Highways
Memorials--Florida
Historical markers--Florida

Description

The Blue Star Memorial Highway historic marker, located on Conway Road near Lake Margaret Road in Conway in Orlando, Florida, in 2003. Blue Star Memorial Highways are marked to pay homage to the United States Armed Forces. The National Garden Clubs, Inc., now the National Council of State Garden Clubs, began the program to dedicate highways in 1945. In 1947, the Florida State Legislature designed U.S. Route 1 as the first Blue Star Memorial Highway in Florida. The marker in Orlando is sponsored by the Conway Garden Club in cooperation with the Florida Federation of Garden Clubs and the Florida Department of Transportation.

Creator

Cook, Thomas

Source

Original color digital image by Thomas Cook, 2003: Private Collection of Thomas Cook.

Date Created

2003

Contributor

Cook, Thomas

Is Part Of

Thomas Cook Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.

Format

image/jpg

Extent

113 KB

Medium

1 color digital image

Language

eng

Type

Still Image

Coverage

Blue Star Memorial Highway Historic Marker, Conway, Orlando, Florida

Accrual Method

Donation

Mediator

History Teacher
Civics/Government Teacher
Geography Teacher

Provenance

Originally created by Thomas Cook and published by RICHES of Central Florida.

Rights Holder

Copyright to this resource is held by Thomas Cook and is provided here by RICHES of Central Florida for educational purposes only.

Curator

Cepero, Laura

Digital Collection

Source Repository

Private Collection of Thomas Cook

External Reference

"Blue Star Memorial Program." National Garden Clubs, Inc.. http://www.gardenclub.org/projects/ongoing-projects/blue-star-memorials.aspx.
"History and Current Status of: The Blue Star Memorial Highways." National Remember Our Troops Campaign. http://www.nrotc.org/blue.star.mem.hwy.htm.

Transcript

BLUE STAR MEMORIAL HIGHWAY
A tribute to the Armed Forces that have defended the United States of America
SPONSORED BY
Conway Garden Club, Orlando, Fla.
IN COOPERATION WITH
Florida Federation of Garden Clubs
AND
Florida Department of Transportation

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Original Format

1 color digital image

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