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The Oregon World War II Memorial Obelisk - Salem, Oregon
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member ddtfamily
N 44° 56.367 W 123° 01.979
10T E 497397 N 4976224
Quick Description: Obelisk at Oregon's World War II Memorial
Location: Oregon, United States
Date Posted: 6/15/2014 10:28:31 AM
Waymark Code: WMKYGA
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1
Views: 3

Long Description:
This 33-foot tall granite obelisk stands at the center of Oregon's new World War II memorial. It is located in Willson Park, at the west end of the Oregon State Capitol grounds in Salem, Oregon. The obelisk weighs 15 tons and was placed with the help of a crane. It is a distinctive feature of the new memorial, which in total was completed at a cost of $1.2 million. According to the memorial plaque, it is dedicated to "all Oregonians who faithfully served both here at home and overseas during World War II.


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Date Created/Placed: April 2014

Address:
Willson Park, corner of Cottage and Court Streets on the west side of the Capitol Grounds in Salem, Oregon


Height: 33 feet

Illuminated: yes

Website: [Web Link]

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