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Peru in Miami County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

World War I Monument

“Spirit of the American Doughboy”

 
 
World War I Monument image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Marilyn S. Wolf, July 3, 2011
1. World War I Monument
Inscription.
“Greater love hath
no man than this”


Agar, Thomas Agar
Bagshaw, Harry K.
Crites, Ernest A.
Easterday, Lawrence A.
Edgerly, Fred
Flora, Ralph Noah
Gaffrey, Edward Charles
Ginney, John Michael
Harmon, Floyd
Hempleman, Harvey Edgar
Holland, Leo Phillip
Holland, William F.
Horton, Carl Harvey
Owens, Glenn Forrest
Ploss, Albert Edward
Ridenour, Lieut. Col. Edgar A.
Sarver, Alonzo D.
Waters, Raymond J.

November 11, 1930

 
Erected 1930.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Spirit of the American Doughboy - E. M. Viquesney marker series.
 
Location. 40° 45.237′ N, 86° 4.14′ W. Marker is in Peru, Indiana, in Miami County. Marker is at the intersection of North Broadway and East Main Street (Business U.S. 24), on the right when traveling north on North Broadway. Click for map. Located on the southwest corner of the Miami County Courthouse lawn. Marker is at or near this postal address: 25 N Broadway, Peru IN 46970, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Miami County (Indiana) W. W. II War Memorial (here,
World War I Monument image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Marilyn S. Wolf, July 3, 2011
2. World War I Monument
next to this marker); Miami County Navy Mothers Club 402 (here, next to this marker); Miami County Korean - Viet Nam War Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Replica of the Statue of Liberty (within shouting distance of this marker); House of Chief Richardville (approx. 2.6 miles away); Burial Place of Francis Godfroy (approx. 4 miles away); Chief Francis Godfroy's Council Chambers (approx. 4 miles away); Miami Indian Mills (approx. 8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Peru.
 
Also see . . .
1. Peru, Indiana "Doughboy" ::. 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 Peru, IN. (Submitted on July 4, 2011, 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 July 4, 2011, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.)
Looking north - - World War I Monument image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Marilyn S. Wolf, July 3, 2011
3. Looking north - - World War I Monument
 

3. The Dough Boy returns: Boy Scout and his dad work to refurbish 85-year-old statue. The monument was refurbished and reinstalled in November 2015, 85 years to the day from its original unveiling. (Submitted on November 12, 2015, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, World I
 
World War I Monument (rear) image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Marilyn S. Wolf, July 3, 2011
4. World War I Monument (rear)
"Spirit of the American Doughboy" image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Marilyn S. Wolf, July 3, 2011
5. "Spirit of the American Doughboy"
"Spirit of the American Doughboy" image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Marilyn S. Wolf, July 3, 2011
6. "Spirit of the American Doughboy"
North/West Corner - - Miami County Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Marilyn S. Wolf, July 3, 2011
7. North/West Corner - - Miami County Courthouse
The marker is just out of the photo - - to the right.
 
 
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