Oshkosh in Winnebago County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Soldier and Sailor Monument
Soldier and Sailor Dead
Citizens of Oshkosh
Erected 1924 by the Citizens of Oshkosh.
Location. 44° 2.881′ N, 88° 33.937′ W. Marker is in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, in Winnebago County. Marker can be reached from Algoma Boulevard (U.S. 45) south of West Packer Avenue, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Monument is in Riverside Cemetery along Ash Avenue. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1901 Algoma Boulevard, Oshkosh WI 54901, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. G.A.R. Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); Knaggs Ferry (approx. 0.6 miles away); Rainbow Memorial Park (approx. 0.8 miles away); Spanish–American War Monument (approx. one mile away); Elizabeth Batchelder Davis Children’s Home (approx. 1.1 miles away); Edgar Sawyer House (approx. 1.1 miles away); The 32d Red Arrow Division (approx. 1.6 miles away); The University of Wisconsin – Oshkosh (was approx. 1.6 miles away but has been reported missing. ). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Oshkosh.
Also see . . .
1. Oshkosh Landmarks Commission. National Register of Historic Places Continuation Sheet.
The Soldier and Sailor Monument is a 40-foot obelisk of smooth, white granite quarried at Barre, Vermont. The $10,000 cost was funded by popular subscription.
The nearby End of the Trail Monument was carved by John Burr, a local stone cutter, in memory of his wife, Minerva. It is a fine reproduction of the John Fraser sculpture, “The End of the Trail.” It depicts an American Indian astride a pony, both bowing their heads with weariness, and is executed in smooth, white stone. (Submitted on February 13, 2011.)
2. The End of the Trail. A historical marker in this database about the John Fraser sculpture. (Submitted on February 13, 2011.)
Categories. • War, Spanish-American • War, World I •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 13, 2011, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 707 times since then and 44 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on February 13, 2011, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.