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Portsmouth, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Spanish-American War 1898-1902

 
 
Spanish-American War 1898-1902 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Scott Rollins, June 1, 2009
1. Spanish-American War 1898-1902 Marker
This plaque is on the north side of the pedestal, to the rear of the sculpture.
Inscription. Erected by the citizens of Portsmouth and Norfolk County. Sponsored by the Austin R. Davis Camp No 4 – United Spanish War Veterans and Auxiliary to commemorate the valor and patriotism of those who voluntarily served in the war with Spain, the Philippine Insurrection and the China Relief Expedition.
Dedicated May 23, 1942

 
Erected 1942 by Citizens of Portsmouth and Norfolk County and the Austin R. Davis Camp No.4 Spanish War Veterans.
 
Location. 36° 50.318′ N, 76° 17.882′ W. Marker is in Portsmouth, Virginia. Marker is at the intersection of Crawford Parkway and North Street, in the median on Crawford Parkway. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Portsmouth VA 23704, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Coast Guard (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Portsmouth Naval Hospital (about 700 feet away but has been reported missing); Arnold's British Defenses, 1781 (about 700 feet away but has been reported missing); Elizabeth River (about 700 feet away but has been reported missing); Elks Lodge
Spanish-American War 1898-1902 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Scott Rollins, June 1, 2009
2. Spanish-American War 1898-1902 Marker
This logo is found on the south side of the pedestal.
(approx. 0.2 miles away); Lightship Portsmouth (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Lightship Portsmouth (approx. 0.2 miles away); Crawford House (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Portsmouth.
 
Also see . . .  Other instances of Kitson's The Hiker statues entered in the Historical Marker database. (Submitted on July 24, 2009.)
 
Categories. War, Spanish-American
 
Spanish-American War 1898-1902 Monument image. Click for full size.
By Scott Rollins, June 1, 2009
3. Spanish-American War 1898-1902 Monument
This statue, by American Theo Alice Ruggles Kitson (1871 - 1932), was recast more than 50 times and erected in town squares and cemeteries across the nation. It's officially called "The Hiker," which was the moniker given to Spanish-American War veterans.
 
 
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