“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Oshkosh in Winnebago County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)

Rainbow Memorial Park

Rainbow Memorial Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, October 28, 2007
1. Rainbow Memorial Park Marker
Inscription. The 42nd Division composed of National Guard units from 26 states and the District of Columbia including Co. "F" Oshkosh, Co. "G" Appleton, Co. "E" Fond du Lac was formed August 1917. The 42nd Rainbow Division was named by Colonel Douglas MacArthur, its first Chief of Staff. In 1917 the 42nd Rainbow Division landed in France and fought in the following battles:
Luneville · Champagne · The Ourco · Meuse–Argonne
Baccarat · Chateau Thierry · St. Mihiel · Sedan
The division returned to the United States in March 1919.
Location. 44° 2.201′ N, 88° 34.067′ W. Marker is in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, in Winnebago County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Catherine Avenue and Rainbow Drive, on the left when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is at Rainbow Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1650 Rainbow Drive, Oshkosh WI 54902, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Knaggs Ferry (approx. 0.2 miles away); Coles Bashford House (approx. 0.4 miles away but has been reported missing); Elizabeth Batchelder Davis Children’s Home (approx. 0.4 miles away); G.A.R. Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); Spanish–American War Monument (approx. half a mile away); Edgar Sawyer House (approx. half a mile away); Soldier and Sailor Monument (approx. 0.8 miles away); The 32d Red Arrow Division (approx. 0.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Oshkosh.
Also see . . .
1. 42nd Infantry Division. Wikipedia entry. (Submitted on January 2, 2010.) 

2. Rainbow Division Veterans Memorial Foundation, Inc. (Submitted on January 2, 2010.)
Categories. War, World I
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 864 times since then and 63 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on , by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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