American Doughboy - Swanton
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member RustyNail09
N 41° 35.104 W 083° 53.366
17T E 259143 N 4607741
Quick Description: "Spirit of the American Doughboy" by E. M. Viquesney's in Swanton Memorial Park.
Location: Ohio, United States
Date Posted: 6/23/2009 7:30:31 PM
Waymark Code: WM6N2T
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member GA Cacher
Views: 12

Long Description:
Waymarks 018.JPG Swanton Memorial Park is home to one of E. M. Viquesney's "Spirit of the American Doughboy" statues. The sculpture was one of several donated as a gift by France to U.S. cities that had lost many soldiers during World War I. "Figure of a World War I infantryman advancing through the stumps and barbed wire of No Man's Land. He holds a grenade in his raised proper right hand and a rifle in his proper left hand." The Smithsonian Institution Research Information System lists the statue as being installed in 1926, "administered by City of Swanton, Parks Division, Swanton, Ohio." Also according to the Smithsonian, the inscription on the statue reads as follows: "Spirit of the/American Doughboy"/copyrighted by E. M. Viquesney/Georgia (On stone base:) SWANTON REMEMBERS/TO THE MEMORY/OF THE/VALIANT SONS OF/SWANTON & COMMUNITY/WORLD WAR/1917-1918/THIS MEMORIAL IS/LOVINGLY DEDICATED/WE HOLD THEM IN OUR/GRATEFUL HEARTS WITH/REVERENCE AND HONOR/FOREVER/ERECTED 1926 unsigned. This statue is located in Swanton Memorial Park off S. Main St. right at the entrance of the park.
Date the Monument or Memorial was built or dedicated: 07/05/1926

Private or Public Monument?: Government

Name of the Private Organization or Government Entity that built this Monument: Country of France

Geographic Region where the Monument is located: North America

Website for this Monument: [Web Link]

Physical Address of Monument:
Main St.
Swanton, OH United states

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