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Bethel in Fairfield County, Connecticut — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Bethel World War I Monument

 
 
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By Michael Herrick, July 28, 2009
1. Bethel World War I Monument
Inscription.
Erected By
The
Community
Association
Of Bethel
In Honor Of Her
War Veterans
1928

 
Erected 1928.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Spirit of the American Doughboy - E. M. Viquesney marker series.
 
Location. 41° 22.287′ N, 73° 24.67′ W. Marker is in Bethel, Connecticut, in Fairfield County. Marker is at the intersection of Glenwood Avenue (Connecticut Route 302) and P.T. Barnum Square, on the left when traveling west on Glenwood Avenue. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bethel CT 06801, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. In Memory of All Bethel Veterans (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Phineas Taylor (P.T.) Barnum (about 700 feet away); Bethel Soldier’s Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Bethel Railway Station - 1912 (approx. 0.2 miles away); Plumtrees Honor Roll (approx. 1.6 miles away); Plumtrees School (approx. 1.6 miles away); Danbury World War II Memorial (approx. 1.7 miles away); Danbury Veterans Monument (approx. 1.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Bethel.
 
Also see . . .
1. Bethel, Connecticut - Doughboy ::
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By Michael Herrick, July 28, 2009
2. Bethel World War I Monument
. This website also contains information on all known Viquesney Doughboys (there are about 140 of them throughout the U.S.); however the link refers only to the one at Bethel, Connecticut. (Submitted on August 2, 2009, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.) 

2. "The History behind the Doughboy" ::. (Courtesy:: Karen Gardnerl in Emmitsburg, Maryland, Area Historical Society publication.) Originally published in 1991 this link gives a good history and other links - well worth the search and read. (Submitted on August 2, 2009, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.) 

3. Who are "Doughboy" Searchers??::. This web site gives more detailed history, photos, and items. Also examples of other Viquesney works of Historical Art. (Submitted on August 2, 2009, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.) 
 
Categories. War, World I
 
Bethel World War I Monument image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, July 28, 2009
3. Bethel World War I Monument
Base Detail image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, July 28, 2009
4. Base Detail
Spirit of the
American Doughboy
Copyrighted by
E.M. Viquesney, Sculptor
Spencer, Indiana
 
 
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