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Curwensville in Clearfield County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)

Doughboy Monument

All Wars Memorial

Doughboy Monument - All Wars Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Bill Plack, Herminie, PA
1. Doughboy Monument - All Wars Memorial
The sculpture, by artist Walter A. Sinz, was made by the John Harsch Bronze and Foundry Company of Cleveland, Ohio. It is six feet tall on a five foot base.
Inscription. This memorial is dedicated to the everlasting memory of the heros of all the wars who by their heroism and sacrifice have made the United States of America the foremost country of the world.

Erected in honor of the World War Veterans of Curwensville, Pennsylvania by the American Legion Auxiliary, John E. Sipes Post No. 505

1917      Their names we lovingly inscribe      1919
(four columns of names, totalling 203, follow)
Erected 1925 by American Legion Auxiliary, John E. Sipes Post No. 505.
Location. 40° 58.498′ N, 78° 31.44′ W. Marker is in Curwensville, Pennsylvania, in Clearfield County. Marker is on State Street (Pennsylvania Route 879) near Locust Street, on the left when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Curwensville PA 16833, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Arnold N. Nawrocki (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Chinklacamoose (approx. 4.1 miles away); Senator William I. Betts (approx. 5.4 miles away); Murray House (approx. 5.5 miles away); Clearfield County's First Jail (approx. 5.5 miles away); Clearfield County Courthouse (approx. 5.6 miles away); William Bigler (approx. 5.6 miles away); Kurtz Brothers Building (approx. 5.6 miles away).
More about this marker. This monument, located along State Street in Curwensville, depicts the Doughboy of World War I. Dedicated on Flag Day, June 14, 1925, to veterans of all wars, it was erected by the Curwensville American Legion Auxiliary at a cost of $3,750. The bronze plaque at the base of the monument contains 203 names.

In 1988, the sculpture was corn cob blasted and the figure's helmet strap was replaced. The sculpture was rededicated on Memorial Day, May 3, 1988.

The model from which the casting for the statue was made, was the handicraft of Walter A. Sinz, a sculptor from Cleveland, Ohio sculptor. The model was made from a living figure and it is an exact reproduction of a World War I soldier.
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. An identical Doughboy Marker, located in Martinsburg, WV.
Also see . . .  Smithsonian American Art Museum Entry for this monument. (Submitted on December 4, 2007, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.)
Categories. 20th CenturyMilitaryWar, World I
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 2,101 times since then and 115 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on , by Les Kopel of Oxnard, California. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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