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Spirit of the American Doughboy - Lufkin, TX
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member linkys
N 31° 20.335 W 094° 43.645
15R E 335664 N 3468451
Quick Description: Located at the Angelina County Courthouse, this statue was originally dedicated in 1926, then restored and rededicated in 2002.
Location: Texas, United States
Date Posted: 1/3/2011 4:10:54 PM
Waymark Code: WMAE8G
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 3

Long Description:

The statue, base, and inscriptions are as described in the Smithsonian entry at the website. However since that entry the statue has been restored and rededicated. In front of the statue is a small granite block with the following:

This doughboy memorial was restored
due to the efforts of
Veterans of foreign Wars Post 1836
Disabled American Veterans Post 84
East Texas Monument Co.
Signs by Joan
Bill's Gun Trader
Rededicated on February 18, 2002

From the doughboysearcher website:
"According to the Angelina Veteran Service Officer, the rifle is a replacement that is a different model from the 1903 Springfield at other Doughboys.
By April, 2006, the once-missing bayonet had been replaced, but the rifle sling had disappeared."

Note that at the time of the waymark creation, Jan 2011, there is now a sling on the rifle.

TITLE: Spirit of the American Doughboy

ARTIST(S): E. M. Viquesney

DATE: ca. 1922

MEDIUM: Sculpture: bronze; Base: granite

CONTROL NUMBER: IAS TX001037

Direct Link to the Individual Listing in the Smithsonian Art Inventory: [Web Link]

PHYSICAL LOCATION:
Angelina County Courthouse East Lufkin Ave and North 2nd street Lufkin, TX 75902 Statue is located at the southwest corner of the Courthouse facing the northeast corner of the above intersection


DIFFERENCES NOTED BETWEEN THE INVENTORY LISTING AND YOUR OBSERVATIONS AND RESEARCH:
Statue and base cleaned and restored to excellent condition in 2002. A small granite marker pertaining to the restoration has been placed at the foot of the statue. Inscription on this marker as noted above. On the granite base, 17 names are engraved one side and 18 on the other side, the back of the base has no engraving.


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