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Spirit of the American Doughboy - Mechanicsville, Iowa.
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BlueDeuce
N 41° 54.547 W 091° 15.518
15T E 644423 N 4641151
Quick Description: Located in the Rose Hill Cemetery Mechanicsville, Ia.
Location: Iowa, United States
Date Posted: 5/8/2009 8:24:00 PM
Waymark Code: WM6BH3
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member THE DAM TROLLS
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Long Description:
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Copyright version 1920, pressed copper.

In Rose Hill Cemetery, at the NW end of town.

The plaque reads:

DEDICATED TO THE MEMORY
OF OUR BOYS WHO ENTERED THE
SERVICE OF THEIR COUNTRY
FROM MECHANICSVILLE, IOWA
SPONSORED BY THE AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY
OF BUSCH-DENNIS POST NO. 309
1931

Dedicated May 30, 1931.

The acquisition project was spurred by a committee chaired by Mrs. Liz Dennis, the Gold Star Mother of Fred Dennis. A committee member was Mrs. Charles Busch, sister-in-law of Art Busch. The American Legion Post was named for Art Busch and Fred Dennis.

The Doughboy was ordered before the 1929 crash and it took until 1931 to raise the necessary funds.

The bayonet has been replaced and there is evidence that the left arm and hand have been repaired, but are again beginning to deteriorate. Apart from that, and the fact that the sling could use some repair, the sculpture appears to be in fairly good condition, but could benefit from cleaning.
Where is this statue located?: Cemetery

Which branch of the Military does this statue depict?: Other

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