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Olde Towne in Portsmouth, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Spanish-American War 1898-1902

 
 
Spanish-American War 1898-1902 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Scott Rollins, June 1, 2009
1. Spanish-American War 1898-1902 Marker
This plaque is on the north side of the pedestal, to the rear of the sculpture.
Inscription.  Erected by the citizens of Portsmouth and Norfolk County. Sponsored by the Austin R. Davis Camp No 4 – United Spanish War Veterans and Auxiliary to commemorate the valor and patriotism of those who voluntarily served in the war with Spain, the Philippine Insurrection and the China Relief Expedition.
Dedicated May 23, 1942

 
Erected 1942 by Citizens of Portsmouth and Norfolk County and the Austin R. Davis Camp No.4 Spanish War Veterans.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, Spanish-American.
 
Location. 36° 50.318′ N, 76° 17.882′ W. Marker is in Olde Towne in Portsmouth, Virginia. Marker is at the intersection of Crawford Parkway and North Street, in the median on Crawford Parkway. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Portsmouth VA 23704, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Virginia Ship Repair Association (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Coast Guard (about 700 feet away); Elks Lodge (approx. 0.2 miles away); Lightship Portsmouth
Spanish-American War 1898-1902 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Scott Rollins, June 1, 2009
2. Spanish-American War 1898-1902 Marker
This logo is found on the south side of the pedestal.
(approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Lightship Portsmouth (approx. 0.2 miles away); Crawford House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Crawford Bay (approx. 0.2 miles away); Revolutionary War at Portsmouth (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Olde Towne.
 
Also see . . .  Other instances of Kitson's The Hiker statues entered in the Historical Marker database. (Submitted on July 24, 2009.)
 
Spanish-American War 1898-1902 Monument image. Click for full size.
By Scott Rollins, June 1, 2009
3. Spanish-American War 1898-1902 Monument
This statue, by American Theo Alice Ruggles Kitson (1871 - 1932), was recast more than 50 times and erected in town squares and cemeteries across the nation. It's officially called "The Hiker," which was the moniker given to Spanish-American War veterans.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 17, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 13, 2009, by Kristin Rollins of Portsmouth, Virginia. This page has been viewed 914 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 13, 2009, by Kristin Rollins of Portsmouth, Virginia. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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