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Reno in Washoe County, Nevada — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Spanish-American War Memorial 1898-1899

Dedicated to

 

— Nevada First Cavalry Volunteers —

 
Spanish-American War Memorial 1898-1899 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, September 28, 2014
1. Spanish-American War Memorial 1898-1899 Marker
Inscription.  
In 1908, the Reno Red Cross Society and the Woman's Christian Temperance Union gave to the City of Reno, a public drinking fountain to serve people, horses, and dogs. It was dedicated to the Nevada Veterans of the Spanish-American War, in particular, The First Cavalry Volunteers who saw action in the Phillippines. The Nevada First Cavalry, Troop A, were distinguished as the first and only U.S. Volunteer Cavalry Unit to serve overseas. They lost one man, several were wounded and two taken prisoner during the eleven months of their tour of duty.

The fourteen-foot cast iron memorial to these men was originally located at Plaza and North Virginia Streets until the early 1930s when it was relocated to Idlewld Park. Today the restored memorial fountain is located in the Amtrak Depot where the history of the WCTU, the Red Cross Society and the Nevada Volunteers can be viewed.
 
Erected by City of Reno.
 
Topics. This memorial is listed in this topic list: War, Spanish-American.
 
Location. 39° 31.414′ N, 119° 48.705′ 
Spanish-American War Memorial 1898-1899 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, September 28, 2014
2. Spanish-American War Memorial 1898-1899 Marker
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W. Marker is in Reno, Nevada, in Washoe County. Memorial is on South Virginia Street, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 150 South Virginia Street, Reno NV 89501, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Major General Jesse Lee Reno (a few steps from this marker); Washoe County World War II Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Reno (within shouting distance of this marker); Site of Nevada’s First Public Library (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Frederick Joseph DeLongechamps (about 500 feet away); Lake's Crossing (about 500 feet away); Ginsburg Jewelry Company (approx. 0.2 miles away); Reno's Beginning (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Reno.
 
Spanish-American War Memorial 1898-1899 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, September 28, 2014
3. Spanish-American War Memorial 1898-1899 Marker
Virginia Street 1923 image. Click for full size.
4. Virginia Street 1923
This photo shows the Reno City drinking fountain on the right in its original location at Virginia and Plaza Street~Photo found in the Amtrak Train Station
City Fountain image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, September 29, 2014
5. City Fountain
Presented to The City of Reno by the W.C.T.U. and Red Cross Society in memory of The Nevada Volunteers.
City Fountain image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, September 29, 2014
6. City Fountain
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on October 4, 2014, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. This page has been viewed 463 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on October 4, 2014, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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