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Veterans Memorial Monument

City of Yuba City, Ca

 
 
Veterans Memorial Monument Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, February 10, 2013
1. Veterans Memorial Monument Marker
Inscription. On Memorial Day, May 30, 1922, the Veterans Memorial Monument was dedicated to honor Sutter County service veterans who had paid the ultimate sacrifice during the Great War of 1914 – 1918. The original memorial monument was made possible through the efforts of Dr. & Mrs. J. A. Barr, C. C. Cline, H. H. Wolfskill and Edward Von Geldren.

Over time due to levee reconstruction and park modifications the original Veterans Memorial Monument deteriorated. All that remained intact was a bronze plaque mounted on the stone wall bearing the names of the honorees and a stairway on the levee side which was reconstructed by the United States Army Corp of Engineers.

Recognizing the deterioration of this community treasure, the City Council of the City of Yuba City directed that a restoration effort be undertaken to provide a fitting memorial to honor those who died with honor and distinction during the Great War. Private funding was also made available due to the generosity of some private citizens.

During 2004, the community of Yuba City proudly rededicated a restored Veterans Memorial at the City Veterans Park in the desire that the brave and heroic actions of those we honor will be remembered for generations to come.

We honor the memory and sacrifice of these veterans

City Council City
Veterans Memorial Original Bronze Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, February 10, 2013
2. Veterans Memorial Original Bronze Plaque
of Yuba City, Ca
That directed restoration:
Bob Barkhouse • David Doolittle • Eric Hellberg • Sandra Hilliard • Lee Welch, Former Council Member

Restoration Fund Donors
Ted Dress • Gregory Scandalis • Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 2563 • Sam’s Club

Bronze Plaque From Original Monument:
Manuel F. Gomez, Co. E. 91st Div., March 21, 1918, France • William S. Cannon, 10th Artillery, June 1918, Died at Sea • Herman L. Hansen , Co. A 2nd Div., October 8, 1918, Blanc Mont Ridge • Trugva M. Bordsen, Co. E 127th Inf., October 18, 1918, Argonne • Sidney H. Lyall, Navy, October 28, 1917, Mare Island • Harold J. Moore, Co. E 23rd Inf., August 8, 1918, France • Charles S. Waller, 38th Machine Gun Co., October 15, 1918, France • Elmer Van Lew, Co. 1 91st Div., October 8, 1918, Argonne • William O. White, Co. F 91st Div., September 28, 1918, France • Everett K. Wisner, Co. L 1st Div., July 18, 1918, Chateau Thierry • Joseph M. Burns, Aviation Section, June 1918, Died at Sea
 
Erected 1922 by City of Yuba City.
 
Location. 39° 8.289′ N, 121° 36.438′ W. Marker is in Yuba City, California, in Sutter County. Marker is at the intersection of Second Street and Bridge Street, on the left when traveling
Veterans Memorial Monument Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, February 10, 2013
3. Veterans Memorial Monument Marker
The marker is mounted on a concrete base at the foot of the flagpole.
south on Second Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Yuba City CA 95991, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Masonic Temple Corner Stone (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Teegarden House (approx. half a mile away); Mosburg Building (approx. half a mile away); Yuba County Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.7 miles away); Beckwourth Trail – Marysville (approx. one mile away); First Yuba County Courthouse (approx. one mile away); Historical Monument of Macy’s (approx. one mile away); New Mecklenberg (approx. one mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Yuba City.
 
Regarding Veterans Memorial Monument. A tree was planted in memorial for each fallen Sutter County soldier.
 
Categories. War, World I
 
Veterans Memorial Monument image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, February 10, 2013
4. Veterans Memorial Monument
The original bronze plaque is mounted on the stone wall. Reconstructed steps to the levee are seen in the background.
Dedication Plaque at the Entrance to the Monument image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, February 10, 2013
5. Dedication Plaque at the Entrance to the Monument
City of Yuba City
Veterans Park Restoration Project
2003 - 2004

Dedicated to honor Sutter County Veterans
who paid the ultimate sacrifice during the
Great War of 1914 - 1918
City Council
Bob Barkhouse • Karen Cartoscelli • David B. Doolittle • Eric Hellburg • Sandra Hilliard

City of Yuba City
Jeffrey Foltz, City Manager • Steve Johnson, City Clerk • Steven C. Kroeger, City Treasurer • Elizabeth Neumayer, Parks & Recreation • John E. Wright, Public Works
Rededicated, November 2004
Veterans Memorial Monument at Veterans Memorial Park image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, February 10, 2013
6. Veterans Memorial Monument at Veterans Memorial Park
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 431 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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