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MEDIA ADVISORY: Marshall University’s iconic fountain expected to be nominated to National Register of Historic Places (June 13)

West Virginia Archives and History Commission to meet at university on Thursday

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – Marshall University’s Memorial Fountain, created in memory of the 75 individuals lost in the 1970 Marshall University plane crash and officially dedicated in 1972, is expected to be nominated to the National Register of Historic Places by the West Virginia Archives and History Commission at a meeting on Thursday on Marshall’s Huntington campus. If approved, the nomination would go to the federal level for review.  

The inclusion of the fountain on the National Register would formally acknowledge its historical and cultural importance and provide national recognition.

Marshall University President Brad D. Smith, along with a number of state officials including West Virginia Department of Arts, Culture and History Cabinet Secretary Randall Reid-Smith, will be available to speak at the media availability.

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WHO:          West Virginia Archives and History Commission

WHAT:        Visit to Marshall University regarding nomination of the Marshall University                                    Memorial Fountain 

WHEN:       10:30 a.m. on June 13

WHERE:     Marshall University Memorial Plaza 
                   Huntington, W.Va. 

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