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Highlands in Monmouth County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Highlands Doughboy World War I Monument

 
 
Front Plaque on Doughboy Monument image. Click for full size.
Photographed By R. C.
1. Front Plaque on Doughboy Monument
Inscription.  
Veterans
We Will Never
Forget


Erected by
Friends and Citizens
of
Highlands, New Jersey

 
Erected by Citizens of Highlands, New Jersey.
 
Topics. This historical marker and monument is listed in this topic list: War, World I.
 
Location. 40° 23.807′ N, 73° 58.95′ W. Marker is in Highlands, New Jersey, in Monmouth County. Marker is at the intersection of Portland Rd and Highland Ave, on the right when traveling north on Portland Rd. Monument is adjacent to State Route 36 and is immediately before the bridge on the Highlands side of Sandy Hook Bay. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1 State Route 36, Highlands NJ 07732, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. From the Navesink Highlands (approx. 0.2 miles away); Twin Lights Mystery Cannon (approx. 0.2 miles away); Electric Power Station (approx. 0.2 miles away); Telegraph and Radar at Twin Lights (approx. 0.2 miles away); Powerhouse (approx.
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0.2 miles away); The Navesink Light Station (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Navesink Light Station (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Old North Tower (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Highlands.
 
Smaller Plaque on Monument Front image. Click for full size.
Photographed By R. C.
2. Smaller Plaque on Monument Front
In Memory
Of Those Who Died in
World War I

Ernest L. King
William H. Matthews
Edward G. Tomlinson
Front of Monument image. Click for full size.
Photographed By R. C.
3. Front of Monument
Missing plaque can be seen at bottom of marker. Due to the small footprint of the plaque, it likely named the sculptor, or perhaps a rededication date of the monument.
Doughboy (front) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By R. C.
4. Doughboy (front)
Doughboy (rear) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By R. C.
5. Doughboy (rear)
View of Monument from Intersection image. Click for full size.
Photographed By R. C.
6. View of Monument from Intersection
Footprint of Missing Small Plaque image. Click for full size.
Photographed By R. C.
7. Footprint of Missing Small Plaque
Highlands Doughboy World War I Monument image. Click for full size.
Photographed By R. C., October 17, 2010
8. Highlands Doughboy World War I Monument
The State of New Jersey recently tore down the old drawbridge that spanned the Shrewsbury River and replaced it with an artistically uninspired modern bridge that allows taller ships to pass under it. Unfortunately for the poor doughboy, his view of the sea has been blocked by an on-ramp.
Doughboy Monument image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, April 14, 2011
9. Doughboy Monument
The Doughboy statue is seen here next to the new bridge. Statue can be seen at the bottom left of the photo.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on February 24, 2008, by Ronald Claiborne of College Station, Texas. This page has been viewed 1,383 times since then and 65 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on February 24, 2008, by Ronald Claiborne of College Station, Texas.   8. submitted on October 12, 2010, by Ronald Claiborne of College Station, Texas.   9. submitted on April 19, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.

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