Austin in Travis County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Spanish-American War Memorial
by Spanish-American War
Veterans and Auxiliaries
Honoring the memory of
all who served
1898 – 1902
Erected 1951 by Spanish-American War Veterans and Auxiliaries of Texas.
Location. 30° 16.479′ N, 97° 44.495′ W. Marker is in Austin, Texas, in Travis County. Marker is on 12th Street West east of Colorado Street, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is located on Texas State Capitol grounds, along the pedestrian walkway near the southwest corner of the Capitol. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1100 Congress Avenue, Austin TX 78701, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Terry Rangers Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Terry’s Texas Rangers Monument (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); First United Methodist Church of Austin (about 400 feet away); Goodman Building (about 400 feet away); Cisterns (about 500 feet away); Artesian Well and East Drinking Fountain (about Swedish Central Methodist Church (about 600 feet away); Southern Confederacy Monument (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Austin.
More about this marker. The last war memorial to be added on the grounds of the Texas State Capitol
Also see . . .
1. The Hiker.
The Hiker is a statue created by Theo Alice Ruggles Kitson. It commemorates the American soldiers who fought in the Spanish–American War, the Boxer Rebellion and the Philippine–American War. The first version of it was made for the University of Minnesota in 1906, but at least 50 copies were made, and were erected very widely across the United States. (Submitted on January 3, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
2. The Spanish American War.
The Spanish-American War (1898) was a conflict between the United States and Spain that ended Spanish colonial rule in the Americas and resulted in U.S. acquisition of territories in the western Pacific and Latin America. Spain declared war on the United States on April 24, followed by a U.S. declaration of war on the 25th. The ensuing war was pathetically one-sided, since Spain had readied neither its army nor its navy for a distant war with (Submitted on January 3, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
Categories. • War, Spanish-American •
Credits. This page was last revised on January 4, 2018. This page originally submitted on January 3, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 69 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 3, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.