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Paragould War Memorial

 
 
Paragould War Memorial image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, June 8, 2011
1. Paragould War Memorial
Inscription.  
Let us hold in honored
memory those men
from Greene County who gave
their lives that mankind
might hope for a better
world.

World War I
Ranzi Adams • Lon Austin • Charles J. Barnett • Jimmie Bonds • Arlin Boone • Luther F. Bowlin • William B. Brooks • Chesser W. Brown • Don P. Brown • Jack Brown • James Chestnut • Wilmer L. Childers • Adla S. Chitwood • Oscar R. Clayton • Fred C. Costen • Earl D. Cothren • Arthur P. Crow • Hubert L. Cupples • John Deboe • Clarence W. Depew • Elbert E. Dixon • Walter Dollar • Richard Easter • Amos W. Fitzgerald • Olen Fletcher • Wesley Foster • Jack Good • George A. Hopper • John Howe • Adams Jackson • Hollie J. Layman • Walter L. Meador • John H. Noel • Charlie Riley • Isaac A. Stover • Jessie J. Sutton • Arlie E. Walters • John W. Watson • Murry M. Watwood • Alvie C. Weatherford

World War II
Robert G. Ahlf • Victor W. Baker • Wesley A. Baty • Allen R. Beaver • Earl L. Bishop • Jim C. Blagg • Jack D. Bridges • James S. Butler • Henry N. Cathey • Guy W. Cobb, Jr. • Dewey Dowdy • Ezra F. Farmer • Wilson M. Hall • Crillon A. Hass • Archie Henson • M. H. McMurtry, Jr.
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• Emmett L. Moore • Andy S. Myers, Jr. • Hubert G. Ogles • James J. Payne • Lois F. Shatley • James S. Staggs • E. Walker • Billy G. Finley • William P. Ford • Major L. Hunter • John A. Eubanks • Birt F. Walker • Wayne R. Henley • Urban E. Myer • Thomas L. Payne • C. L. Rowe • Sidney L. Rowe • George W. Spain • Woodrow Miller • James E. Browning • Woodrow L. Bruce • William C. Eaker Herschel S. Fahr • • John N. Faulkner • Leslie H. Freeman • Walter S. Gardner • Melvin Hilburn • Eugene Johnson • Robert T. Johnson • Harold P. Kennedy • Vowell G. Parrish • Robert E. Pierce • Virgil A. Straub • Walter C. Hathcock • Richard J. Hopkins • Woodson B. Crawford • Harley W. Blankenship • Milbern F. Lovelady • Claude C. Robeson • William A. Sullinger • Robert L. Williams • Dallas W. Wilson • Jimmie W. Wogman • Donald L. Barron • Clayton O. Craft • Elbert W. Jenkins • Willie L. Peeler • Joseph M. Robertson • Norman M. Tillman • Roman E. Schmuecker • Newell O. Maxwell • Jeff L. Williams • Willis D. Atchison • Verla F. Jackson • Dillard D. Lawson • Forrest A. Trantham • Lloyd L. Livingston • Kenneth M. Clayton • Roy E. Parkinson

 
Erected 1924.
 
Topics and series. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicWar, World I
Statue of Liberty Replica<br>Paragould War Memorial image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, June 8, 2011
2. Statue of Liberty Replica
Paragould War Memorial
War, World II. In addition, it is included in the Statue of Liberty Replicas series list. A significant historical date for this entry is November 11, 1924.
 
Location. 36° 3.363′ N, 90° 29.329′ W. Marker is in Paragould, Arkansas, in Greene County. Memorial is at the intersection of West Court Street and South 3rd Street, on the right when traveling east on West Court Street. Marker is located near the northeast corner of the historic 1888 Greene County Courthouse grounds. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 300 West Court Street, Paragould AR 72450, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 7 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Dedicated to WW II Veterans / Dedicated to those who Served on the Home front During WW II (a few steps from this marker); Desert Storm Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Vietnam Veterans of Greene County (a few steps from this marker); In Honor of all WW II Veterans of Greene County (approx. 3.6 miles away); 5th Arkansas Infantry Regiment (approx. 5.6 miles away); CCC Stone Arch Bridge (approx. 9.8 miles away); CCC Pavilion (approx. 9.8 miles away).
 
Regarding Paragould War Memorial. National Register of Historic Places #97000554.
 
Also see . . .
Paragould War Memorial image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, June 8, 2011
3. Paragould War Memorial
(historic Greene County Courthouse, 1888, in background)

1. Paragould War Memorial (Wikipedia). The statue is a bronze cast created by John Paulding, and was cast at the American Art Bronze Foundry in Chicago, Illinois in 1920. The statue is 95 inches high, and is mounted on a rectangular marble base 80 inches high. It was erected to honor the city's soldiers who participated in World War I, and is the only sculptural memorial in Arkansas from that war that is not a doughboy statue. (Submitted on June 12, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 

2. War Memorial/Statue of Liberty. Located on the grounds of the historic Greene County Courthouse; the Paragould War Memorial features a seven-foot bronze Statue of Liberty replica, which has the distinction of being the oldest Statue of Liberty outside the state of New York. (Submitted on June 12, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 

3. Paragould War Memorial. The Paragould War Memorial was unveiled on Armistice Day, November 11, 1924, on the northeastern corner of the Greene County Courthouse lawn. Around 5,000 people attended the event, with businesses closing and patriotic decorations adorning buildings throughout town. The dedication began with an elaborate parade through the city that included the mayor, mounted police officers, the senior band, and, according to the Paragould Soliphone, “veterans
Historic Greene County Courthouse (1888) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, June 8, 2011
4. Historic Greene County Courthouse (1888)
(former Greene County Courthouse, 1888, now houses the Paragould Regional Chamber of Commerce.)
of the World War, labor organizations, gold star mothers and fathers, DeMolays, Rainbow girls, Boy Scouts, junior band, school children, and several floats.” The principal speaker of the day was Harry L. Ponder of Walnut Ridge (Lawrence County), a former state senator. (Submitted on June 12, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 

4. Paragould War Memorial-Lady Liberty. The Paragould War Memorial is a bronze Statue of Liberty replica associated with the post-World War I movement to memorialize Arkansans who served in the war. It was one of eight sculptures erected across the state in the 10 to 15 years following the end of the war in 1919. The other seven sculptures depict "doughboy" figures. (Submitted on June 12, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
Historic Greene County Courthouse (1888) Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, June 8, 2011
5. Historic Greene County Courthouse (1888) Marker
Erected — 1888
J.N.O. Osteen County Judge
Boon & McGinnis Contractors
Remodeled — 1918
W. A. Branch County Judge
J. E. Shane Architect
Greene County Courthouse image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, June 8, 2011
6. Greene County Courthouse
(six blocks southwest of marker, at 107 West Garland Street)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 19, 2020. It was originally submitted on June 12, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 383 times since then and 161 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on June 12, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.

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