Spirit of the American Doughboy - St. Joseph, MI
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member onfire4jesus
N 42° 06.462 W 086° 29.095
16T E 542586 N 4661862
Quick Description: This beautiful WWI memorial has at its center a statue, "The Spirit of the American Doughboy" by E.M. Viquesney. It is located in a city park on a bluff overlooking Lake Michigan.
Location: Michigan, United States
Date Posted: 1/26/2009 7:59:18 AM
Waymark Code: WM5NK3
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Firefrog69
Views: 17

Long Description:
On landscaped mound by a walkway in Bluff Park, on Lake Boulevard.

The inscription on the plaque on the mound reads:

DEDICATED NOV. 11, 1930
TO THE MEMORY OF
ALL WHO SERVED IN
THE GREAT WORLD WAR
1917 – 1918
-----
ERECTED BY
THE ST. JOSEPH POST
AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY
AND PATRIOTIC CITIZENS

The inscription on the plaque on the base of the sculpture reads:

REFURBISHED BY THE
STEVENSVILLE AMERICAN LEGION
AUXILIARY UNIT 568
MAY 1998

Prior to the 1998 refurbishment, the rifle was missing and shrubs on the mound were somewhat larger. The rifle and bayonet were restored and mound was re-landscaped in the refurbishment project. The Doughboy’s is in an excellent condition.

The people in St. Joseph must be quite proud of the Doughboy, because it’s been reported that a St. Joseph group even donated funds to help in the acquisition of a new Doughboy replication in Sarasota, Florida while the refurbishment was taking place in St. Joseph."

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Where is this statue located?: Public Park

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

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