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Veterans Memorial Building - Hollister, California
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hotshoe
N 36° 50.980 W 121° 24.106
10S E 642489 N 4079387
Quick Description: Building commemorates the service of local veterans in WW I.
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 10/21/2008 10:41:10 AM
Waymark Code: WM50FR
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
Views: 5

Long Description:
On November 21, 1918, Hollister newspaper The Free Lance proposed constructing a building to honor the returning veterans of the conflict ended just 10 days prior. For the next several years, local charity fundraising efforts were directed towards relief of starving and injured, especially orphans, in Europe. In 1923, Jane Wapple proposed a horse show which she named the Spanish Fiesta to raise funds for a veteran's building. The idea took off and raised as much as $14,000 for the cause in two days (the Free Lance reports $11,000 raised). In addition to that grand sum, a city bond was issued and a tax under the state's Memorial Hall Act furnished the rest. The intention was then to finish the building in time for the 10th anniversary of Armistice Day, but funding and construction proceeded so quickly that the building was dedicated on the ninth anniversary.
Date the Monument or Memorial was built or dedicated: 11/11/1927

Private or Public Monument?: Government

Name of the Private Organization or Government Entity that built this Monument: city of Hollister

Geographic Region where the Monument is located: North America

Website for this Monument: [Web Link]

Physical Address of Monument:
649 San Benito Street
Hollister, CA USA
95023


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