Toledo in Lucas County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Spanish American War Memorial
under the auspices of Egbert Camp No. 10
United Spanish War Veterans
Erected 1925 by Egbert Camp No. 10, United Spanish War Veterans.
Topics. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: Patriots & Patriotism • War, Spanish-American.
Location. 41° 39.338′ N, 83° 32.21′ W. Marker is in Toledo, Ohio, in Lucas County. Memorial is on Jackson Street west of North Erie Street, on the left when traveling west. Marker, memorial and sculpture are located on the Lucas County Courthouse grounds, beside the sidewalk, directly in front of the north entrance on Jackson Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 700 Adams Street, Toledo OH 43604, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. War Savings Stamps (within shouting distance of this Lucas County (within shouting distance of this marker); Toledo’s Canals (within shouting distance of this marker); Viet Nam Peace Arch Memorial Plaza (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Lucas County Courthouse (about 300 feet away); 6th Ohio Vol. Infantry Memorial Tree (about 300 feet away); Korean War Memorial (about 300 feet away); Toledo and Lucas County World War Memorial Tree (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Toledo.
More about this memorial. The bronze statue depicts a young man in the uniform of 1898 with a rifle in his hand. The statue is 8-feel tall, and stands atop a 50-ton, 10-foot granite base.
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1. Recognition of service in Spanish-American War.
(This link presents a picture of the memorial and attending citizens on dedication day, Nov. 12, 1925.) It was a peculiar war, to say the least, lasting only from April 21 to Aug. 13 of 1898. The war began after an explosion on the USS Maine in Havana Harbor during the Cuban war for independence against Spain. While President William McKinley, an Ohio native, had hoped to avoid the entanglement, political pressures at home forced him to do otherwise. It would be 27 years before northwest Ohio’s contribution to the war effort was memorialized on Armistice Day — now Veterans Day — on Nov. 12, 1925. On that date, veterans from three wars — the Civil (Submitted on August 22, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
2. The Hiker statue. The Hiker is a statue created by Theo Alice Ruggles Kitson. It commemorates the American soldiers who fought in the Spanish–American War, the Boxer Rebellion and the Philippine–American War. The first version of it was made for the University of Minnesota in 1906, but at least 50 copies were made, and were erected very widely across the United States. (Submitted on August 22, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
3. The Spanish American War. The war originated in the Cuban struggle for independence from Spain, which began in February 1895. The growing popular demand for U.S. intervention became an insistent chorus after the still-unexplained sinking in Havana harbor of the American battleship USS Maine, which had been sent to protect U.S. citizens and property after anti-Spanish rioting in Havana. The ensuing war was pathetically one-sided, since Spain had readied neither its army nor its navy for a distant war with the formidable power of the United States. By the Treaty of Paris (signed Dec. 10, 1898), Spain renounced all claim to Cuba, ceded Guam and Puerto Rico to the United States, (Submitted on August 22, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
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