Bristol in Hartford County, Connecticut — The American Northeast (New England)
Spanish American War Soldier
The Vanesse Family
In Memory Of
Deceased World War II Veterans
November 12, 1984
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, World II.
Location. 41° 40.18′ N, 72° 55.934′ W. Marker is in Bristol, Connecticut, in Hartford County. Marker is on Memorial Boulevard 0.1 miles east of East Street, on the right when traveling west. Located in Memorial Boulevard Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bristol CT 06010, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Bristol Veterans Monument (a few steps from this marker); Bristol World War I Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Bristol Revolutionary War Plaque (within shouting distance of this marker); Veterans Memorial Park (within shouting distance of this marker); The History of Memorial Boulevard (within shouting distance of this marker); Bristol Vietnam Conflict MonumentBristol World War II - Korean War Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Bristol Persian Gulf War Monument (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bristol.
More about this marker. Spanish - American "Hiker II" War Statue - Was placed on the Boulevard in May 1983 and dedicated the following summer to all soldiers killed in WWII. This statue is a replica of the Spanish - American War Monument located on Park Street next to Muzzy Field which was dedicated on September 26, 1929. The statue was originally part of Nettie Rockwell's Brightwood Estate on West Street. - John (Jack) Denehy, Memorial Military Museum Inc.
Also see . . . Wikipedia article about many "The Hiker" statues made by Allen George Newman. (Submitted on January 20, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
Credits. This page was last revised on January 22, 2017. It was originally submitted on July 24, 2010, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 1,027 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on July 24, 2010, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.