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Greencastle in Putnam County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Putnam County World War I Memorial

Spirit of the American Doughboy

 
 
Putnam County World War I Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, May 10, 2009
1. Putnam County World War I Memorial Marker




Inscription.
Putnam County
Remembers

Michael A. Ader Fred Adkins Levi F. Aker Ralph E. Arnold Homer B. Austin Ralph D. Boone Lee R. Collins Dwight Ford Millard E. Gibson Andrew Hays Clyde A. Hurst Charles H. Lasley Raymond E. McCammack Ernest McVay Byford T. Montgomery Harry R. Moore Clarence A. Patrick John H. Sanders Carl W. Scribner Perry B. Snider Elbert R. Thomas Garnie M. Timmons

And Their Comrades in Arms
World War 1917 - 1918

 
Erected 1927.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Spirit of the American Doughboy - E. M. Viquesney marker series.
 
Location. 39° 38.652′ N, 86° 51.882′ W. Marker is in Greencastle, Indiana, in Putnam County. Marker is at the intersection of West Washington Street and North Indiana Avenue, on the left when traveling east on West Washington Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Greencastle IN 46135, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Buzz Bomb (within shouting distance of this marker); World War II War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Korean and Vietnam War Memorial
The Spirit of the American Doughboy - Memorial Statue image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, May 10, 2009
2. The Spirit of the American Doughboy - Memorial Statue
(within shouting distance of this marker); Eitel's Flowers (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Percy Lavon Julian ( 1899--1975 ) (about 300 feet away); Julian Family Home (about 300 feet away); Cannon's Men's Wear 1891 -- 1985 (about 300 feet away); Eli Lilly & The Civil War ( 1861--1865 ) (about 300 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Greencastle.
 
Also see . . .
1. Sculpture Catalog Entry for this Marker. There are over 100 identical "The Spirit of the American Doughboy" statues around the Country. According to the entry, there exists Attica Tribune news clipping discussing dedication of memorial. (Submitted on May 11, 2009, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.) 

2. Greencastle, Indiana Doughboy. This website also contains information on all known Viquesney Doughboys (there are about 140 of them throughout the U.S.); the link opens to the one at Greencastle, In. - but it is a searchable link. (Submitted on May 11, 2009, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.) 

3. The History behind the Doughboy. (Courtesy: Karen Gardnerl in Emmitsburg, Maryland, Area Historical Society publication.) Originally published in 1991 this article provides a good history and related links - well worth the search and read. (Submitted on May 22, 2009, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.) 

4. Who are "Doughboy" Searchers??::. This web site gives more detailed history, photos,
Right Back View - - The Spirit of the American Doughboy image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, May 10, 2009
3. Right Back View - - The Spirit of the American Doughboy
and items. Also examples of other Viquesney works of Historical Art. (Submitted on May 23, 2009, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.) 

5. Virtual Tour ( Courtesy - - Indiana Government web page). (Submitted on February 14, 2013, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.)
 
Categories. HeroesMilitaryWar, World I
 
Left Back View - - The Spirit of the American Doughboy image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, May 10, 2009
4. Left Back View - - The Spirit of the American Doughboy
Side View - - The Spirit of the American Doughboy image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, May 10, 2009
5. Side View - - The Spirit of the American Doughboy
Left Front View - - The Spirit of the American Doughboy image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, May 10, 2009
6. Left Front View - - The Spirit of the American Doughboy
Courthouse Side & The Spirit of the American Doughboy Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, May 10, 2009
7. Courthouse Side & The Spirit of the American Doughboy Memorial
Putnam County Courthouse and World War I Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, May 10, 2009
8. Putnam County Courthouse and World War I Memorial
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. This page has been viewed 1,558 times since then and 123 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on , by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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