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

U.S.S. Maine Memorial

 
 
U.S.S. Maine Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 12, 2012
1. U.S.S. Maine Memorial Marker
Inscription.
In Memoriam
U.S.S. Maine
Destroyed in Havana Harbor
February 15th 1898

This tablet is cast from metal recovered from the U.S.S. Maine

< Rear Marker : >
1898 – 1902
      Erected by General Wm. S. McCaskey Camp United Spanish War Veterans, the City and County of Lancaster, in memory of volunteers from Lancaster County, in the Spanish American War.

      The powder tank donated by the U.S. Navy Department, was recovered from the U.S.S. Maine, in Havana Harbor.

      The cannon and cannon balls were donated by the U.S. War Department, under authority of a special Act of Congress.

Dedicated July 4, 1913.
This tablet is cast from metal recovered from the U.S.S. Maine.

 
Erected 1913 by General Wm. S. McCaskey Camp United Spanish War Veterans, the City and County of Lancaster.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the U.S.S. Maine Memorial Plaques marker series.
 
Location. 40° 2.644′ N, 76° 19.327′ W. Marker is in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, in Lancaster County. Marker is on Buchanan Avenue west of N West End Avenue, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is located in Buchanan Park. Marker is in this post office area: Lancaster PA 17603, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Rear Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 12, 2012
2. Rear Marker
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Ambulance Co. No. 111   28th Division A.E.F. (within shouting distance of this marker); James Tilden Sheckard (within shouting distance of this marker); Leo F. Hauck (within shouting distance of this marker); James Buchanan (within shouting distance of this marker); Abraham de Peyster (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Water Towers in Buchanan Park (approx. 0.2 miles away); Privy (approx. half a mile away); James Buchanan Home (approx. half a mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Lancaster.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. About 1,000 of these markers were made and distributed throughout the country.
 
Also see . . .
1. USS Maine - Department of the Navy. (Submitted on April 13, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
2. Remember the Maine. (Submitted on April 13, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
 
Categories. War, Spanish-American
 
U.S.S. Maine Memorial Rear Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 12, 2012
3. U.S.S. Maine Memorial Rear Marker
U.S.S. Maine Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 12, 2012
4. U.S.S. Maine Memorial
U.S.S. Maine Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 12, 2012
5. U.S.S. Maine Memorial
U.S.S. Maine Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 12, 2012
6. U.S.S. Maine Memorial
Memorial in Buchanan Park image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 12, 2012
7. Memorial in Buchanan Park
The statue is called “The Hiker.” Troops from Spanish American War campaigns were described using this term, much like those from World War I were called “doughboys” and those from World War II were called “GI Joe.”
Spanish American War Cannon image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 12, 2012
8. Spanish American War Cannon
Spanish American War Cannon image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 12, 2012
9. Spanish American War Cannon
As stated on the marker, the cannon were donated by the U.S. War Department, under authority of a special Act of Congress.
Official Symbol of the United Spanish War Veterans image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 12, 2012
10. Official Symbol of the United Spanish War Veterans
Closeup of The Hiker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 12, 2012
11. Closeup of The Hiker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 440 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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