Monument to Immigrants - Ilasco, MO, USA
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N 39° 40.280 W 091° 18.569
15S E 644995 N 4392645
Quick Description: ILASCO: name comes from - Iron, Lime, Alumina, Silica, Calcium and Oxygen
Location: Missouri, United States
Date Posted: 5/2/2014 4:46:17 AM
Waymark Code: WMKMDW
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member lumbricus
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Long Description:

County of marker: Ralls County
Location of marker: MO 79, Ilasco
Marker erected by: Private citizens, area businesses, & Ilasco Area Historical Preservation Society
Date monument erected: 2002

This is a four sided monument, made of brick, and topped with a cross. The roof is over the bell from the Dr. Martin Luther Slovak Church.

Marker text:
(front)

GOD BLESS AMERICA

MONUMENT TO IMMIGRANTS
Dedicated to the courageous men and women who left their homelands seeking freedom and opportunity for better lives in a new country

LET FREEDOM RING
The bell from the Ilasco Slovak LutheranChurch is a symbol to recognize all immigrants who came to Ilasco and ralls County, Missouri

(proper right):
E PLURIBUS UNUM
(One Nation From Many People)
The immigrants came to Ilasco with respect for religion, education, honesty and hard work. They became part of a caring community of proud Americans

(proper left):
DR. MARTIN LUTHER SLOVAK
EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH AND SCHOOL OF ILASCO

Hospodin je môj pastier; niè mi nechýba
(The Lord is my Shepherd; I Shall not Want)

The church bell rang every Sunday from Nov. 7, 1911
Until the last service on April 25, 1971

This unique school (1917-1942) taught the language and
culture of their parent's homeland each summer

(proper rear):
LANGUAGES OF ILASCO
"WELCOME"
Bine Ati Venit     Isten Hozott
(Romanian)     (Hungarian)

Vitajte     Witamy     Bitaemo
(Slovak)     (Polish)     (Ukrainian)

Benvenuti     Dobro Dosli
(Italian)     (Croatian)

Monument sponsored by private citizens, area businesses
and Ilasco Area Historical Preservation Society
Special recognition to Paul & John tretiak,
John Schoreack, his children David & Madison,
Dennis & Ellen Hann and David Polic
For preserving and donating the church bell

THE BELL IS NOW SILENT AND SERVES AS
A REMEMBRANCE OF WHAT ONCE WAS

Who placed it?: Descendents, private citizens, area businesses, & Ilasco Area Historical Preservation Society

When was it placed?: Dedicated 2002

Who is honored?: Immigrants who founded and lived here

Website about the Monument: [Web Link]

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