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Maine Sailors and Soldiers Memorial, Kittery, Maine
N 43° 05.084 W 070° 45.039
19T E 357502 N 4771711
Quick Description: The Maine Sailors and Soldiers Memorial symbolizes the high honor paid by the state to its World War I soldiers and veterans.
Location: Maine, United States
Date Posted: 10/11/2006 8:36:41 AM
Waymark Code: WMTWJ
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 57

Long Description:
Funded by the state of Maine in 1924, the sculpture was sited conspicuously at the gateway to Maine from New Hampshire and symbolized the high honor paid by the state to its World War I soldiers and veterans. The Maine Sailors and Soldiers Memorial also fell victim to a dispute between Maine governors Baxter and Brewster, became part of a dialogue concerning post-World War I pacifism and militarism, and emerged as an example of public art caught in the crossfire of political debate.

Entering Maine on U.S. Route 1 from New Hampshire in the South, the gateway led motorists past the John Paul Jones State Historic Site. The site is the location of the Memorial created during 1924-1926, which is one of the finest sculptures by Bashka Paeff, a woman who worked as a sculpton in the Boston area for more than 50 years. With its powerful, central figures of a woman and child, the sculpture's artistically-rendered and dramatic design represented a new imagery in war memorial sculpture that, even today, remains captivating and innovative.

Date the Monument or Memorial was built or dedicated: 01/01/1924

Private or Public Monument?: Government

Name of the Private Organization or Government Entity that built this Monument: State of Maine

Geographic Region where the Monument is located: North America

Website for this Monument: [Web Link]

Physical Address of Monument:
Us Highway 1
Kittery, Maine United States
03904


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