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Spencerville in Allen County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Spanish-American War

1898

— Served 306,760 / Killed 385 / Wounded 1,662 —

 
 
Spanish-American War Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Doda, May 18, 2019
1. Spanish-American War Marker
Inscription.  The Spanish-American War was a conflict fought between the United States and Spain. Mounting tensions between the two powers during the "Age of Imperialism” peaked with the sinking of the USS Maine, the event that triggered the United States' declaration of war on April 25, 1898. The U.S. achieved sweeping naval victories in the Pacific and Caribbean Theaters, bringing the war to a quick end. The ensuing treaty of Paris allowed the United States to purchase control of former Spanish colonies, including the Philippines, Guam and Puerto Rico, and solidified the worldview of the U. S. as an emerging global power.
 
Erected by Spencerville FFA.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, Spanish-American. A significant historical date for this entry is April 25, 1898.
 
Location. 40° 42.713′ N, 84° 21.213′ W. Marker is in Spencerville, Ohio, in Allen County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of North Main Street (Ohio Route 117) and West 6th Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Spencerville OH 45887, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within
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walking distance of this marker. John Eutsler (here, next to this marker); World War I (here, next to this marker); Spencerville Veterans Memorial (here, next to this marker); Spencerville Athletic Booster Veterans Memorial (here, next to this marker); World War II (here, next to this marker); American Civil War (a few steps from this marker); Korean War (a few steps from this marker); War On Terror (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Spencerville.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 10, 2021. It was originally submitted on February 9, 2021, by Craig Doda of Napoleon, Ohio. This page has been viewed 311 times since then and 56 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on February 9, 2021, by Craig Doda of Napoleon, Ohio. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.
 
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May. 18, 2024