World War I Cannon - Sierra Madre, CA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
N 34° 09.704 W 118° 03.401
11S E 402600 N 3780593
Quick Description: This is a World War I era cannon, dated 1905, located in the corner of Memorial Park, in Sierra Madre, California. It was mounted as a memorial to World War veterans in 2005.
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 8/23/2009 11:11:09 PM
Waymark Code: WM72HV
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member PTCrazy
Views: 6

Long Description:

This cannon was one of two surplus cannons given to the city of Pasadena, California, by the U.S. Government, and subsequently donated to the neighboring community of Sierra Madre, where it was mounted as the signature piece for Memorial Park at the corner of W. Sierra Madre Blvd. and S. Hermosa. The base contains engraved memorial bricks of donors who helped in the restoration and mounting of this artillery piece.

At the moment, the exact identity of this piece seems to be unknown. It bears the date "1905" and the motto "pro gloria et patria" and a crown. This motto, a Latin phrase meaning "for glory and country" (or fatherland has been used by several countries including Prussia, Britain, and the United States at various times.
What type of artillery is this?: cannon

Where is this artillery located?: Park

What military of the world used this device?: WWI

Date artillery was in use: 01/01/1905

Date artillery was placed on display: 01/01/2005

Artillery is no longer operational: yes

Are there any geocaches at this location?:
There is a geocache (GCCCE4) located on or near this piece, but I was unable to find it.

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Still may work: Not Listed

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