Boalsburg in Centre County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Honoring the 28th
Outside the Shrine complex, the grounds remained active through much of the 1930s, with reunions, the addition of an Officer's Club, and expanded cavalry training grounds.
In 1931, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania purchased the grounds. It was placed under the jurisdiction of the Department of Military Affairs, and administered by the Society of the 28th Division A.E.F. In 1957, it was transferred to the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission. Colonel Boal died before his long-cherished dream of establishing a museum on the grounds was realized. In 1969, the Pennsylvania Military Museum formally opened to the public. It is dedicated in honor of Pennsylvania's citizen soldiers.
Erected by Pennsylvania Military Museum - 28th Infantry Division Shrine.
Location. 40° 46.86′ N, 77° 47.646′ W. Marker is in Boalsburg Click for map. Located in front of the 28th Division Shrine. Best access from the parking area for the Pennsylvania Military Museum. Marker is in this post office area: Boalsburg PA 16827, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 103rd Medical Battalion and Regiment (a few steps from this marker); 108th Machine Gun Battalion (a few steps from this marker); 109th Machine Gun Battalion (a few steps from this marker); 111th Infantry Regiment (within shouting distance of this marker); 108th Field Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker); 110th Infantry Regiment (within shouting distance of this marker); 112th Infantry Regiment (within shouting distance of this marker); The 28th Division Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Boalsburg.
More about this marker. On the left is a photo showing the Dedicating the Sigerfoos and Miner Memorials, 1924. These two monuments were the first to be placed within the original Shrine complex.
Also see . . . Brig. Gen. Edward Sigerfoos. Sigerfoos was the highest ranking officer in the American Expeditionary Force to be killed (Submitted on February 13, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Categories. • War, World I •
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