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Spirit of the American Doughboy - Meridian, Mississippi
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member GwynEvie
N 32° 21.841 W 088° 42.081
16S E 339926 N 3582057
Quick Description: Mississippi's only Viquesney Doughboy is in downtown Meridian.
Location: Mississippi, United States
Date Posted: 10/17/2011 5:10:58 PM
Waymark Code: WMCW4T
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote
Views: 6

Long Description:
The Meridian Doughboy stands in a small triangular plaza formed by 6th St., 7th St., and 23rd Ave. Street parking is available adjacent to the monument.

The Doughboy stands atop a tall fieldstone base that encloses a small room with a plaque that dedicates the monument to WWI veterans. It is enclosed by a grille, not a door as indicated in the Doughboy database.

The Doughboy was dedicated on Veterans Day, 1927. A tall gas torch stands behind the statue; it is lit during celebrations.

The statue appears to be in good condition, probably protected by the tall base and moderate weather.
Where is this statue located?: Public Park

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

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