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Central Business District in Kalamazoo in Kalamazoo County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

In Memoriam U.S.S Maine

 
 
In Memoriam U.S.S Maine Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By John Desaulniers, Jr., May 5, 2010
1. In Memoriam U.S.S Maine Marker
Inscription.  
Upper Plaque:
In Memoriam
U.S.S. Maine
Destroyed in Havana Harbor
February 15th, 1898

This tablet is cast from metal recovered from the U.S.S. Maine

Lower Plaque:
Tablet secured for Richard Westnedge Camp No-16, United Spanish War Veterans by past Commander Gus L. Stein August 15-1913.
Boulder presented by Holland Simmons of Orcutt Post No-79, G.A.R.
 
Erected 1913 by Richard Westnedge Camp No. 16, United Spanish War Veterans, Department of Michigan and Orcutt Post No. 79, Grand Army of the Republic.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, Spanish-American. In addition, it is included in the The Grand Army of the Republic, and the U.S.S. Maine Memorial Markers series lists. A significant historical date for this entry is February 15, 1898.
 
Location. 42° 17.425′ N, 85° 35.121′ W. Marker is in Kalamazoo, Michigan, in Kalamazoo County. It is in the Central Business District. Marker can be reached from the intersection of West South Street and Saint John
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Place, on the left when traveling east. This marker is located in the south central portion of Bronson Park directly north of Saint John Place. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Kalamazoo MI 49007, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Spanish War Veterans Monument (here, next to this marker); Kalamazoo Korean War Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Lucinda Hinsdale Stone (within shouting distance of this marker); 35th Anniversary (within shouting distance of this marker); Orcutt Post G.A.R. No. 79 (within shouting distance of this marker); Molly Barker (within shouting distance of this marker); Kalamazoo Vietnam War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); This Liberty Pole (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kalamazoo.
 
Also see . . .  The Spanish American War Centennial Website - Battleship Maine. This website chronicles the Maine, its destruction in Havana Harbor, several of the crew members, and the various theories of the reason for its demise. (Submitted on May 5, 2010, by John Desaulniers, Jr. of Mingo, Iowa.) 
 
In Memoriam U.S.S Maine Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By John Desaulniers, Jr., May 5, 2010
2. In Memoriam U.S.S Maine Marker
In Memoriam U.S.S Maine Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By John Desaulniers, Jr., May 5, 2010
3. In Memoriam U.S.S Maine Marker
In Memoriam U.S.S Maine Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By John Desaulniers, Jr., May 5, 2010
4. In Memoriam U.S.S Maine Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on May 5, 2010, by John Desaulniers, Jr. of Mingo, Iowa. This page has been viewed 1,159 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 5, 2010, by John Desaulniers, Jr. of Mingo, Iowa. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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