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Franklin in Norfolk County, Massachusetts — The American Northeast (New England)
 

The Spanish American War Memorial

 
 
The Spanish American War Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Geoffrey S. Zub, May 28, 2012
1. The Spanish American War Memorial Marker
Inscription. April 21, 1898
In remembrance of the men of Franklin who volunteered to serve in the war against Spain because of:
Conflict of Spanish policies threatening the United States power in the western hemisphere
Mysterious Sinking of the U.S. Battleship "Maine" in Havana Harbor
Inhuman treatment of the Cuban people by the Spanish Military
Great loss of American investments in Cuba

(Memorial contains the names of volunteers)
 
Location. 42° 5.319′ N, 71° 24.068′ W. Marker is in Franklin, Massachusetts, in Norfolk County. Marker is on Main Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Franklin MA 02038, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. World War I Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Korean Conflict Memorial (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Vietnam Conflict Memorial (about 300 feet away); World War II Memorial (about 300 feet away); Operation Iraqi Freedom Memorial (about 300 feet away); Birthplace of Horace Mann (approx. one mile away); First Wrentham School House (approx. 4 miles away); Helen Adams Keller (approx. 4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Franklin.
 
Categories. War, Spanish-American

 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Geoffrey S. Zub of Franklin, Massachusetts. This page has been viewed 352 times since then and 9 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on , by Geoffrey S. Zub of Franklin, Massachusetts. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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