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Bolton in Warren County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The Doughboy

 
 
The Doughboy Marker image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, April 14, 2020
1. The Doughboy Marker
Inscription.  
The DOUGHBOY portrays the typical World War I infantryman in battle in Europe, charging forward toward the enemy in the erect “over the top” position used at the time. The expression “Doughboy” came from the tunic buttons which to many looked like dough dumplings. He is seen carrying a .30 caliber Springfield rifle, also used in World War II and the Korean War. He is carrying a gas mask, used when the enemy deployed poison gas. The stone base was created by Hiram Seaman, a Bolton resident. The Doughboy and the stone pedestal were both created in 1921. The Doughboy was created by J. Paulding and was cast at the American Art Bronze Foundry.
 
Topics. This memorial is listed in this topic list: War, World I.
 
Location. 43° 33.487′ N, 73° 39.303′ W. Marker is in Bolton, New York, in Warren County. Memorial is at the intersection of Lake Shore Drive and Horicon Avenue when traveling south on Lake Shore Drive. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Bolton Veterans' Memorial, Bolton Landing NY 12814, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Cannon (here, next to this marker); The Scout
The Doughboy Marker image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, April 14, 2020
2. The Doughboy Marker
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(here, next to this marker); The Battlefield Marker (here, next to this marker); Bolton Veterans’ Memorial (a few steps from this marker); George Reis Home (approx. 0.2 miles away); Gen. Henry Knox Trail (approx. ¼ mile away); The Historic Sagamore Hotel (approx. 0.3 miles away); Sembrich Museum & Lakeside Grounds (approx. ¾ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bolton.
 
Also see . . .  Spirit of the American Doughboy. Wikipedia entry on the series of similar mass-produced statues. (Submitted on April 16, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 
 
The Doughboy - WWI Memorial Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, April 14, 2020
3. The Doughboy - WWI Memorial Plaque
Bolton Veterans' Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, April 14, 2020
4. Bolton Veterans' Memorial
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 17, 2020. It was originally submitted on April 16, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. This page has been viewed 78 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 16, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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