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Paris in Lamar County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Spanish-American War

Apr. 21, 1898 - Aug. 13, 1898

 
 
Spanish-American War Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Paul Fledderman, January 1, 2019
1. Spanish-American War Memorial
Inscription.  
Estimated totals
Killed: 392 Wounded: 1,645

The Spanish-American war was a conflict between Spain and the United States beginning in 1898. Hostilities began in the aftermath of the sinking of the USS Maine in Havana harbor leading to American intervention into the Cuban War for Independence, fighting conditions were so poor that 2,621 soldiers died of disease. As a result of the war Cuba was freed. The United States purchased the Philippines islands from Spain for twenty million dollars, Spain also ceded Puerto Rico and Guam to the United States.
 
Erected 2016 by Henry Gene Ray.
 
Location. 33° 38.37′ N, 95° 31.41′ W. Marker is in Paris, Texas, in Lamar County. Memorial can be reached from South Collegiate Drive north of Jefferson Road (County Road 1507), on the right when traveling north. Located at the Red River Valley Veterans Memorial. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2025 South Collegiate Drive, Paris TX 75460, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker
Red River Valley Veterans Memorial with this memorial on far right. image. Click for full size.
By Paul Fledderman, January 1, 2019
2. Red River Valley Veterans Memorial with this memorial on far right.
. American Civil War (here, next to this marker); Texas Revolution (here, next to this marker); World War I (a few steps from this marker); World War II Pacific Theater (a few steps from this marker); World War II European Theater (a few steps from this marker); Korean War (a few steps from this marker); Global War on Terror (within shouting distance of this marker); Vietnam War (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Paris.
 
More about this marker. Photos on marker include: Top - Lt. Col. Wesley Merritt; African American Soldiers Camp Wikoff, New York; Battle of Las Guasimas. Bottom - Teddy Roosevelt & the Rough Riders.
 
Categories. War, Spanish-American
 
Entrance to the Red River Valley Veterans Memorial. image. Click for full size.
By Paul Fledderman, January 1, 2019
3. Entrance to the Red River Valley Veterans Memorial.
Seals of the US Armed Forces and others. image. Click for full size.
By Paul Fledderman, January 1, 2019
4. Seals of the US Armed Forces and others.
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on January 5, 2020. This page originally submitted on January 5, 2020, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 36 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 5, 2020, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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