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Oakdale Memorial Gateway

Grand Army of the Republic 1861 • 1866

 

—United Spanish War Veterans 1898 • 1902 —

 
Oakdale Memorial Gateway Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., January 10, 2016
1. Oakdale Memorial Gateway Marker
Inscription.

In 1918 this gateway was erected as a memorial to Civil and Spanish War veterans. The bronze statue on the left is a Union soldier while the one on the right is a Rough Rider. The original gateway was 12 feet apart and included a folding bronze gate. In 1933 the pillars were widened to 33 feet to allow for large vehicles. After a vehicle destroyed part of the left pillar in 1990, it was rebuilt in 1992 at a cost of $70,000. The original cost of the entire gateway was $13,000.

In memory of the men of this vicinity
who gave their lives to the defense
of their country

Dedicated to all our loyal sons
who showed distinguished valor
upon the nation's battlefields

This memorial erected in 1917
by the County of Saline


 
Location. 38° 50.178′ N, 97° 36.152′ W. Marker is in Salina, Kansas, in Saline County. Marker is on Oakdale Drive, on the left when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: North Entrance to Oakdale Park, Salina KS 67401, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Col. William A. Phillips (here, next to this marker); Gen. John A. Logan (a few steps from this marker); Replica of the Statue of Liberty
Oakdale Memorial Gateway Memorial Bench image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., January 10, 2016
2. Oakdale Memorial Gateway Memorial Bench
(about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Oakdale/Carver Pool (about 700 feet away); Founders Park (approx. 0.4 miles away); Fox-Watson Theatre (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Founders of the Salina Town Company (approx. 0.4 miles away); Memorial Hall (approx. ¾ mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Salina.
 
Categories. Man-Made FeaturesPatriots & PatriotismWar, Spanish-AmericanWar, US Civil
 
Oakdale Memorial Gateway Veterans Memorial Bench image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., January 10, 2016
3. Oakdale Memorial Gateway Veterans Memorial Bench
Oakdale Memorial Gateway GAR Medallion image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., January 10, 2016
4. Oakdale Memorial Gateway GAR Medallion
Oakdale Memorial Gateway USWV Medallion image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., January 10, 2016
5. Oakdale Memorial Gateway USWV Medallion
Oakdale Memorial Gateway Sponsors image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., January 10, 2016
6. Oakdale Memorial Gateway Sponsors
Oakdale Memorial Gateway and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., January 10, 2016
7. Oakdale Memorial Gateway and Marker
Marker is at base of column
Oakdale Memorial Gateway Civil War Soldier Statue image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., January 10, 2016
8. Oakdale Memorial Gateway Civil War Soldier Statue
Oakdale Memorial Gateway Spanish War Soldier image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., January 10, 2016
9. Oakdale Memorial Gateway Spanish War Soldier
Oakdale Memorial Gateway image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., January 10, 2016
10. Oakdale Memorial Gateway
Oakdale Memorial Gateway image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., January 10, 2016
11. Oakdale Memorial Gateway
Looking north out of park
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 148 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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