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Spirit of the American Doughboy - Philippi, WV
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member uccacher
N 39° 09.145 W 080° 02.398
17S E 582953 N 4334129
Quick Description: One of three known copper versions of the Spirit of the Doughboy statues located in the state of West Virginia.
Location: West Virginia, United States
Date Posted: 10/13/2011 1:17:27 PM
Waymark Code: WMCV6V
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
Views: 1

Long Description:
Located in front of the Historic Barbour County Courthouse in Philippi, WV, this Viquesney statue is in excellent condition and has the original barbed wire still in place. It was dedicated November 11, 1923 and is documented by the Smithsonian Art Museum; control number is 47260126.

The statue was erected by Barbour County Post No. 44 of the American Legion and the Citizens of Barbour County, WV.

There are plaques on all four sides of the base recognizing those killed in World War I, World War II, Vietnam and Korea.

The main plaque on the front reads:

1917 (legion shield and flag) 1918
IN MEMORY OF
(25 names)
WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES
IN THE WORLD WAR
ERECTED BY
BARBOUR COUNTY POST NO. 44
THE AMERICAN LEGION AND
CITIZENS OF THIS COUNTY
TITLE: Spirit of the American Doughboy

ARTIST(S): E. M. Viquesney

DATE: 1923

MEDIUM: Copper

CONTROL NUMBER: IAS 47260126

Direct Link to the Individual Listing in the Smithsonian Art Inventory: [Web Link]

PHYSICAL LOCATION:
8 North Main Street Philippi West Virginia 26414 County Courthouse Square, North Main & Church Streets Philippi West Virginia


DIFFERENCES NOTED BETWEEN THE INVENTORY LISTING AND YOUR OBSERVATIONS AND RESEARCH:
None noted


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