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Reno in Washoe County, Nevada — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Spanish-American War Memorial 1898-1899

Dedicated to

 

—Nevada First Cavalry Volunteers —

 
Spanish-American War Memorial 1898-1899 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, September 28, 2014
1. Spanish-American War Memorial 1898-1899 Marker
Inscription.
In 1908, the Reno Red Cross Society and the Woman's Christian Temperance Union gave to the City of Reno, a public drinking fountain to serve people, horses, and dogs. It was dedicated to the Nevada Veterans of the Spanish-American War, in particular, The First Cavalry Volunteers who saw action in the Phillippines. The Nevada First Cavalry, Troop A, were distinguished as the first and only U.S. Volunteer Cavalry Unit to serve overseas. They lost one man, several were wounded and two taken prisoner during the eleven months of their tour of duty.

The fourteen-foot cast iron memorial to these men was originally located at Plaza and North Virginia Streets until the early 1930s when it was relocated to Idlewld Park. Today the restored memorial fountain is located in the Amtrak Depot where the history of the WCTU, the Red Cross Society and the Nevada Volunteers can be viewed.
 
Erected by City of Reno.
 
Location. 39° 31.414′ N, 119° 48.705′ W. Marker is in Reno, Nevada, in Washoe County. Marker is on South Virginia Street, on the left when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 150 South Virginia Street, Reno NV 89501, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking
Spanish-American War Memorial 1898-1899 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, September 28, 2014
2. Spanish-American War Memorial 1898-1899 Marker
distance of this marker. Major General Jesse Lee Reno (a few steps from this marker); Washoe County World War II Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Reno (within shouting distance of this marker); Site of Nevada’s First Public Library (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Frederick Joseph DeLongechamps (about 500 feet away); Lake's Crossing (about 500 feet away); "People thought I was crazy." (approx. 0.2 miles away); Reno's Beginning (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Reno.
 
Categories. War, Spanish-American
 
Spanish-American War Memorial 1898-1899 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, September 28, 2014
3. Spanish-American War Memorial 1898-1899 Marker
Virginia Street 1923 image. Click for full size.
4. Virginia Street 1923
This photo shows the Reno City drinking fountain on the right in its original location at Virginia and Plaza Street~Photo found in the Amtrak Train Station
City Fountain image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, September 29, 2014
5. City Fountain
Presented to The City of Reno by the W.C.T.U. and Red Cross Society in memory of The Nevada Volunteers.
City Fountain image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, September 29, 2014
6. City Fountain
 
 
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