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Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The Hiker

1898 - 1902

 
 
"The Hiker" Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Richard E. Miller, November 26, 2008
1. "The Hiker" Marker
Inscription. Cuba, Philippine Islands, Porto-Rico [sic], USA
[Seal of the Spanish War Veterans,]
 
Erected 1965 by United Spanish War Veterans and Affiliated Organizations.
 
Location. 38° 53.044′ N, 77° 3.829′ W. Marker is in Arlington National Cemetery, Virginia, in Arlington County. Marker is on Memorial Drive. Click for map. Marker is on the east side of Memorial Drive between the Metrorail subway elevator and the Cemetery's visitor parking entrance. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Myer VA 22211, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Seabees ~ Can Do (within shouting distance of this marker); Richard Evelyn Byrd (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); 101st Airborne Division (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Embassy Bombings (approx. 0.2 miles away); Armored Forces (approx. 0.2 miles away); Naval Combat Demolition Units (approx. 0.3 miles away); "Lest We Forget - We Stand on Your Shoulders" (approx. 0.3 miles away); Amphibious Scouts and Raiders World War II (approx. 0.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Arlington National Cemetery.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Other instances of Kitson's
"The Hiker" Photo, Click for full size
By Richard E. Miller, November 26, 2008
2. "The Hiker"
One of approximately 50 reproductions of the 1906 sculpture by Theodora Alice Ruggles-Kitson.
The Hiker statues entered in the Historical Marker database.
 
Also see . . .
1. Theo. A. Ruggles-Kitson, sculptor. (Submitted on November 26, 2008, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
2. The Story Behind Iron Mike (University of Minnesota). "Veterans of the Spanish-American War called themselves hikers, in the same way that World War I vets were doughboys and World War II vets were G.I. Joes. In fact, this statue, which would subsequently be recast more than 50 times and wind up in town squares and cemeteries across the nation, was given the name The Hiker in almost all of these locales, including at Arlington National Cemetery, where the monument was dedicated under that name in 1965." (Submitted on November 26, 2008, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.) 
 
Additional keywords. Philippine Insurrection, Philippine-American War, Puerto Rico, China, Boxer Rebellion, Theo Alice Ruggles-Kitson.
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesMilitaryWar, Spanish-American
 
"The Hiker" Photo, Click for full size
By Richard E. Miller, April 12, 2009
3. "The Hiker"
 
 
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