Canyon in Randall County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Randall County World War I Memorial
in humanity's defense
in the War of the Nation
and in memory of those
of Randall County
who gave their last full measure
Archie Key Clifford Dooley Willie A. Floyd Randall Moreland Warren Muchison Virgil Brown Clayton Gamel Elmer Zoelers Ernest Weynard George Guest
1917 — 1918
Erected 1928 by The American Legion Auxiliary. (Marker Number 4190.)
Topics and series. This 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. A significant historical year for this entry is 1917.
Location. 34° 58.777′ N, 101° 55.71′ W. Marker is in Canyon, Texas, in Randall County. Memorial is at the intersection of 4th Avenue (State Highway 217) and 15th Street, on the right when traveling east on 4th Avenue. Marker is on the southeast corner. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Canyon TX 79015, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Randall County (within shouting distance of this marker); First National Bank BuildingRandall County Courthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); The Smith Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Clyde & Grace Warwick (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); "The Canyon News" (about 300 feet away); City of Canyon (about 500 feet away); Presbyterian Church Building (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Canyon.
Also see . . .
1. Canyon, Texas Doughboy. This website also contains information on all known Viquesney Doughboys (there are about 140 of them throughout the U.S.); however the link refers only to the one at Canyon, Texas. (Submitted on June 5, 2012, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.)
2. "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 June 5, 2012, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.)
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