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Facts Forum. Facts Forum News, Vol. 4, No. 8, September 1955 - File 040. 1955-09. University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. September 29, 2020. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/1352973/item/489/show/459.

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Title Facts Forum News, Vol. 4, No. 8, September 1955
Alternate Title Facts Forum News, Vol. IV, No. 8, September 1955
Series Title Facts Forum News
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  • Facts Forum
Publisher Facts Forum
Date September 1955
Language eng
Subject
  • Anti-communist movements
  • Conservatism
  • Politics and government
  • Hunt, H. L.
Place
  • Dallas, Texas
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  • journals (periodicals)
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  • Text
Identifier AP2.F146 v. 4 1955; OCLC: 1352973
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  • University of Houston Libraries
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Transcript Landmarks of Liberty Jefferson's Influence Endures at Monticello -.:i by Bradley L. Morison U/apleit by permission of Iht author /row a series which appeared in the Minneapolis tribune Monticello, the lovely estate of Thomas Jefferson, lies about 115 miles southwest "I Washington, I'. C. Vs the bus rolls, it is ei three-hour journey, much of it through lhe gentle feiothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. . . . The tourists attracted l,i Monticello constitute a thriving industry f < • i Charlottesville, a handsome eiml ven erable town of .'-!0,000 persons which shelters Jefferson's beloved I niversit) nf Virginia. This year about 220,000 visitors will pass through Charlottesville on their way tei Monticello. which is three miles distant along a steep anil winding road. Furthermore they will pay ninety 'cuts apiece for ad- mission to that mountaintop estate, ami will carrj awa) souvenirs b) the bushels einel tons from lhe various tourist shops in lhal area. Ruses, taxi-, anil private motor cars arc drawn as il by a magnet to llii- remote >hrine. Since Monticello was ,,|iciii'<l tee the public in 1924, more than two million persons have- passed through it- graceful rooms and explored its spacious grounds overlooking thai breathlessly beautiful valley which lies between il eunl the Blue Ridge Mountain-. Considering the fact that Monticello lies "IT the beaten path, a considerable Page 38 distance from the tourisl swarms ol \\ ashington, this is a remarkable record. It is plain as ilei\ thai Thomas Jefferson -lill captures the imagination and holds lhe affection of the American people. The precis,- eiml matronly hostesses who conduct the tours through Monticello explain thai it- name means "little mountain" in Italian and that \ irginians call ii Moniiehello as Jefferson preferred. They take a special pride in the abundant evidences of Jefferson - inventive genius —the seven-da) calendar clock with its cannonball weights, the automatic glass doors, the dumbwaiter for wine bottles, Ihe revolving ehair and table, llie folding ladder, the recessed beds. They recall that Jefferson once' \eilinal lhe mansion at |5,000 for insurance purposes. They point admiringly to the parquet floors of rosewood, satinwood, walnut, and cherry in the reception room and salon, laid more than 150 years ago at a cost of S2UII and slill miraculous!) resisting the scuff and scrape ol tourisl armies. They will tell you. loo. how Jefferson brought his \oung bride to Monticello in 1772. how the high cosl ol entertaining horiles of gnc-l- drove him to near bankruptcy, and how he died there on lull I. 1826, and uei- buried in the family graveyard nearby, along a wooded mountain road. It i- eil llii- graveyard, now thickly carpeted with brown leaves, that a sense ol Jefferson's greatness makes it- deepest impression. Jefferson wrote' the simple inscription h>r his tombstone: "Hero net- buried Thomas Jclfcrson. author ol the Declaration of Independence, of the Statute of \ irginia for Religious Freedom; and father of the University "' \ irginia."' It is almost impossible to leave Monli- ' cllo without a renewal of one's faith i" [In.-.' bedrock ,,,n.,|)l- ..I liberty and human dignity on which America was founded. Here, one has ei feeling "I closeness to bei-ie- American principle, and here, too there is ei fresh stirring of the wind freedom. Jefferson - gadgets in the above are forgotten as his words "I the Declaration comi "\\ e bold these ii uths to be self-ei ident, that all men eire- created equal, endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable i ights." Ibis vvas the man who Baid: "1 have -worn upon llu- alien .,1 I ,',.1 elernal h"" FACTS FORUM NEWS, September, 1955 ,1 mansion immortal to mind: the
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