Salina in Saline County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
Oakdale Memorial Gateway
Grand Army of the Republic 1861 1866
United Spanish War Veterans 1898 1902
In 1918 this gateway was erected as a memorial to Civil and Spanish War veterans. The bronze statue on the left is a Union soldier while the one on the right is a Rough Rider. The original gateway was 12 feet apart and included a folding bronze gate. In 1933 the pillars were widened to 33 feet to allow for large vehicles. After a vehicle destroyed part of the left pillar in 1990, it was rebuilt in 1992 at a cost of $70,000. The original cost of the entire gateway was $13,000.
who gave their lives to the defense
of their country
Dedicated to all our loyal sons
who showed distinguished valor
upon the nation's battlefields
This memorial erected in 1917
by the County of Saline
Topics. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: Roads & Vehicles • War, Spanish-American • War, US Civil. A significant historical year for this entry is 1918.
Location. 38° 50.178′ N, 97° 36.152′ W. Marker is in Salina, Kansas, in Saline County. Memorial is on Oakdale Drive, on the left when traveling south. Touch for mapTouch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Col. William A. Phillips (here, next to this marker); Gen. John A. Logan (a few steps from this marker); Replica of the Statue of Liberty (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Oakdale/Carver Pool (about 700 feet away); Founders Park (approx. 0.4 miles away); Site of First Free Ferry on Smoky Hill River (approx. 0.4 miles away); Fox-Watson Theatre (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Founders of the Salina Town Company (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Salina.
Credits. This page was last revised on September 16, 2020. It was originally submitted on January 12, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 315 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11. submitted on January 12, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.