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Doughboy

 
 
Doughboy Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, June 4, 2019
1. Doughboy Marker
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Inscription.  Not long after World War I, in 1923, the Wyoming Women’s Club decided that Wyoming should erect a memorial honoring those who had served in that war.

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
1916-2016
 
Erected 2016 by Wyoming Woman’s Club, Wyoming Historical Society. (Marker Number 2016-03.)
 
Location. 39° 13.508′ 

Doughboy Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, June 4, 2019
2. Doughboy Marker
full view of marker from driveway
N, 84° 28.355′ W. Marker is in Wyoming, Ohio, in Hamilton County. Memorial is at the intersection of Springfield Pike (Ohio Route 4) and Worthington Ave, on the right when traveling north on Springfield Pike. Marker is on the lawn of the Wyoming Civic Center. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1 Worthington Avenue, Cincinnati OH 45215, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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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Doughboy Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, June 4, 2019
3. Doughboy Marker
marker as seen from Springfield Pike
Doughboy Statue image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, June 4, 2019
4. Doughboy Statue
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By Rev. Ronald Irick, June 4, 2019
5. Seal on the marker
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on June 7, 2019. This page originally submitted on June 7, 2019, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. This page has been viewed 94 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on June 7, 2019, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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