They formed a testimonial committee that included members of the village council. The committee selected local sculptress Mary L. Alexander to create the statue and raised $5,000 to commission the work. During this period, it was decided that the statue should honor all who served- the idealistic spirit of America’s youth. It shows a young man roling up his sleeves ready to work without a rifle or the uniform of a traditional doughboy.
The statue was dedicated on November 11, 1926, the 7th anniversary of Armistice Day. It was unveiled by Mayor Frank Bonham on the lawn of what was then the Wyoming Women’s Club where it stands today.
This plaque is presented buy the Wyoming Women’s Club
on the occasion of their 100th Anniversary
Erected 2016 by Wyoming Woman’s Club, Wyoming Historical Society. (Marker Number 2016-03.)
Location. 39° 13.508′
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Stearns and Foster Company (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Linden Drive (about 600 feet away); Milestone (about 600 feet away); Spreen’s Corner (about 700 feet away); Robert Reily (approx. 0.2 miles away); Wyoming Avenue Business District (approx. 0.4 miles away); Lockland- Wyoming Train Station (approx. 0.4 miles away); Barney-Fisk-Stearns Property (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wyoming.
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