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Property Name Rose Island Concrete Monument
Reference Number 13000920
State American Samoa
County Rose Island District
Town N/A
Street Address N/A
Multiple Property Submission Name N/A
Status Listed 12/18/2013
Areas of Significance POLITICS/GOVERNMENT
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The Rose Island Concrete Monument is deemed to have State significance and to meet National Register Criteria A because it embodies the significant event and trend in history of the United States reinforcing the claim of sovereignty over of the U.S. Territory of American Samoa which over Rose Island. The period of significance is from 1920 when the monument was constructed until the present because it still serves the function of notifying any that visit the island of the historical claim of possession of the island by American Samoa and the United States.


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