Collis Potter Huntington

Collis Potter Huntington (HMATX)

Location: Newport News, VA 23607
Country: United States of America

N 36° 58.665', W 76° 26.062'

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as a young man

Born October 22, 1821, Harwinton, Connecticut
Died August 13, 1900, "Pine Knot Camp." New York
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Sculpted and presented
by
Anna Hyatt Huntington
Dedicated October 22, 1966

Right of Monument:
Collis Potter Huntington
Founder, 1869 - 1881
Chesapeake and Ohio Railway Deep-Water Terminal
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"This is a point so designed and adapted by nature that it will require comparatively little at the hands of man to fit it for our purpose. The roadstead, well known to all maritime circles, is large enough to float the ocean commerce of the world."
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"It's the best half acre in the world."

Back of Monument:
Collis Potter Huntington
Founder, 1871 - 1896
City of Newport News
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"I was first there in 1837, and thought then that there was no better place in this country for
a city, which should sometime be the greatest in the United States."
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Tribute by Joaquin Miller - 1897:
"To Collis P. Huntington, who has done the greater west and
south more enduring good than any other living man."

Left of Monument:
Collis Potter Huntington
Founder, 1886 - 1890
Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Company
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"We shall build good ships here, at a profit if we can, at a loss if we must, but always good ships."
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"I am particularly anxious for the sake of the old flag and what it shall represent on the high seas, that the Newport News Shipyard shall turn out for the nation splendid vessels of which the country and the builders may be proud."
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HM NumberHMATX
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Year Placed1966
Placed ByAnna Hyatt Huntington
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, October 11th, 2014 at 1:06am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 372334 N 4093365
Decimal Degrees36.97775000, -76.43436667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 58.665', W 76° 26.062'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 58' 39.90" N, 76° 26' 3.72" W
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Area Code(s)804, 757
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 20 28th St, Newport News VA 23607, US
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