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Bethel in Fairfield County, Connecticut — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Bethel World War I Monument

 
 
Bethel World War I Monument image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael Herrick, July 28, 2009
1. Bethel World War I Monument
Inscription.  Erected by the Community Association of Bethel in honor of her war veterans
 
Erected 1928 by The Community Association of Bethel.
 
Topics and series. This monument and memorial is listed in this topic list: War, World I. In addition, it is included in the Spirit of the American Doughboy - E. M. Viquesney series list.
 
Location. 41° 22.287′ N, 73° 24.67′ W. Marker is in Bethel, Connecticut, in Fairfield County. Memorial is at the intersection of Glenwood Avenue (Connecticut Route 302) and P.T. Barnum Square, on the left when traveling west on Glenwood Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bethel CT 06801, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. In Memory of All Bethel Veterans (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Phineas Taylor (P.T.) Barnum (about 700 feet away); Bethel Soldier’s Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Bethel Railway Station - 1912 (approx. 0.2 miles away); Bethel (approx. 0.2 miles away); Plumtrees Honor Roll
Bethel World War I Monument image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael Herrick, July 28, 2009
2. Bethel World War I Monument
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(approx. 1.6 miles away); Plumtrees School (approx. 1.6 miles away); Danbury World War II Memorial (approx. 1.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bethel.
 
Also see . . .
1. "The History behind the Doughboy" ::. (Courtesy:: Karen Gardnerl in Emmitsburg, Maryland, Area Historical Society publication.) Originally published in 1991 this link gives a good history and other links - well worth the search and read. (Submitted on August 2, 2009, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.) 

2. E.M. Viquesney Doughboy Database. This web site gives more detailed history, photos, and items. Also examples of other Viquesney works of Historical Art. (Submitted on September 23, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 
 
Bethel World War I Monument image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael Herrick, July 28, 2009
3. Bethel World War I Monument
Base Detail image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael Herrick, July 28, 2009
4. Base Detail
Spirit of the
American Doughboy
Copyrighted by
E.M. Viquesney, Sculptor
Spencer, Indiana
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 23, 2022. It was originally submitted on July 29, 2009, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 1,917 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 29, 2009, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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Jun. 30, 2022