Lawrence in Douglas County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
The Victory Eagle
at the Leavenworth / Douglas County Line
as a memorial
to those from Douglas County who died
in World War I
Relocated to this site in 1980
Cast under the direction of
Dr. Thomas F. Roberts
Dr. Otto Widman
Erected by the Thomas C. Ryther Family.
Topics. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: Roads & Vehicles • War, World I.
Location. 38° 57.518′ N, 95° 14.608′ W. Marker is in Lawrence, Kansas, in Douglas County. Memorial is on Jayhawk Boulevard north of 14th Street, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1345 Jayhawk Boulevard, Lawrence KS 66045, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. World War II Memorial Campanile (approx. 0.2 miles away); Korean War Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Castle Tea Room (approx. 0.4 miles away); California and Oregon Trails Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); South Park Douglas County Courthouse (approx. half a mile away); Forrest "Phog" Clare Allen (approx. 0.6 miles away); Trinity Episcopal Church (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lawrence.
More about this marker. The monument was formerly located in front of Dyche Hall, on the University of Kansas campus, but was moved and rededicated in 2019.
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Also see . . .
1. Victory Highway. (Submitted on September 29, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. From Names to Numbers: The Origins of the U.S. Numbered Highway System. (Submitted on September 29, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. KU rededicates WWI memorial ‘Victory Eagle’ in new location on campus (2019). (Submitted on June 27, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Credits. This page was last revised on September 1, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 29, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 486 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 29, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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