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Spirit of the American Doughboy - Bethel, CT
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1
N 41° 22.282 W 073° 24.672
18T E 632869 N 4581201
Quick Description: A copy of E.M. Viquesney's statue Spirit of the American Doughboy is located in P.T. Barnum Square north of Greenwood Street in the center of Bethel, CT.
Location: Connecticut, United States
Date Posted: 6/13/2015 7:41:25 PM
Waymark Code: WMP22W
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Marine Biologist
Views: 4

Long Description:

A pressed copper version (copyright 1920) of E.M. Viquesney's "The Spirit of the American Doughboy" was installed in 1928 in he center of Bethel, CT. A 7' by 3' by 3' copper sculpture is placed on a 6' high by 30" square granite base. The sculpture depicts a World War I infantryman holding a grenade in his raised right hand and holding a rifle, horizontally, by his side in his left hand. At the back corners are a pair of tree stumps.

The front of the base is inscribed:

ERECTED BY
THE
COMMUNITY
ASSOCIATION
OF BETHEL
IN HONOR OF HER
WAR VETERANS

At the bottom of the base, in raise numbers, is the date:

1928

Where is this statue located?: Public Park

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

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