Spanish-American War Memorial - Ypsilanti, Michigan
Posted by: GT.US
N 42° 14.746 W 083° 37.636
17T E 283247 N 4680406
Quick Description: At the junction of Cross Street and Washtenaw is a small park named Allisons Point. In this park is a Spanish-American War Memorial.
Location: Michigan, United States
Date Posted: 12/14/2008 8:36:06 AM
Waymark Code: WM5BNT
From this web site (visit link
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The statue was originally produced in 1907 for the Jamestown Exposition and was dedicated at a reunion of the Michigan Spanish War Veterans held in Ypsilanti in 1940. It honors the 31st Michigan Volunteer Infantry who were the first to be mustered for the war with Spain.
The plaque reads:
"Presented to the City of Ypsilanti Michigan by the members of company G 31st Regt. Mich. Vol. Inf. War with Spain.
Major John P. Kirk
Captaon Frank D. Mckeand
1st Lt. Fred W. Green
2nd Lt. Elmer Warner
muster roll "
Type of memorial: Statue
Location: Allisons Point
Public or private: Public
Who placed it?: Michigan Spanish War Veterans
When was it placed?: May 18, 1940
Please provide another photo of the memorial. If you want, you can be in it, but it's by no means necessary.
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