Michigan City in LaPorte County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Michigan City Spanish War Veterans Memorial
Which Would Have Overcome Men
Less Brave and Determined"
United Spanish War Veterans
By Sheldon Morris Durbin Auxiliary
Erected 1936 by Sheldon Morris Durbin Auxiliary of the United Spanish War Veterans.
Topics and series. This memorial is listed in this topic list: War, Spanish-American. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #25 William McKinley series list.
Location. 41° 43.378′ N, 86° 54.367′ W. Marker is in Michigan City, Indiana, in LaPorte County. Memorial can be reached from Lake Shore Drive, 0.1 miles west of Franklin Street. Marker is located on the grounds of the Michigan City Old Lighthouse Museum. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1 Washington Street, Michigan City IN 46360, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Michigan City GAR Memorial (here, next to this marker); Michigan City Lighthouse (a few steps from this marker); S S Eastland Disaster Roger J. McKee Memorial Fountain (within shouting distance of this marker); Millennium Plaza (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Private First Class Daniel D. Bruce (about 400 feet away); Washington Park Historic District (about 400 feet away); Michigan City Memorial Plaza (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Michigan City.
More about this memorial. The tablet includes an image of a Spanish-American War soldier ready for battle in front of the battleship Maine. The local auxiliary of the United Spanish War Veterans was named after Sheldon Morris Durbin who enlisted in the war at age 14 and after three months of service was honorably discharged on account of ill health. He died at the age of 17. (Source: Welcome to Washington Park - Tour the Many Historical Sites & Monuments by Patricia Gruse Harris, May 2013)
Credits. This page was last revised on August 1, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 27, 2014, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 658 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on July 27, 2014, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.