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Spirit of the American Doughboy - Mason City, Iowa
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BlueDeuce
N 43° 09.264 W 093° 12.170
15T E 483508 N 4777980
Quick Description: On the lawn of Cerro Gordo County Courthouse at 3rd St. NW and Washington.
Location: Iowa, United States
Date Posted: 5/31/2009 11:27:28 AM
Waymark Code: WM6GE6
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Mark1962
Views: 8

Long Description:
Taken from The E.M. Viquesney "Spirit of the American Doughboy" Database (visit link)

The Doughboy was originally at the old location of the county courthouse at 1st and Washington, but was moved to the current site at the new courthouse in 1960. It is in excellent condition and is the site of many patriotic observances.

This was the last of the 1920 copyright versions (taller stumps) to be placed on a regular basis (Warren, Ohio's is an exception), but a few features deviated from both the 1920 and 1934 versions. "SPIRIT OF THE AMERICAN DOUGHBOY" appears on a plaque across the front of the base. That wasn’t on the 1920 version and was in letters embossed into the base on the 1934 version. The copyright plate, which does mention 1920, differs from other 1920 replicas. While attempts to learn more about these deviations haven’t succeeded, it’s believed they’re alterations made during restoration.

AHEPA is American Hellenic Education and Patriotic Association, a Greek/American organization.
Where is this statue located?: Courthouse Property

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

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