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Spanish American War Memorial

 
 
Spanish American War Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 28, 2018
1. Spanish American War Memorial Marker
Inscription.  This monument erected by Spanish War veterans, patriotic organizations and citizens of the city of Toledo to commemorate the valour and patriotism of the men who served in the War with Spain, Philippine Insurrection and China Relief Expedition 1898-1902.

Dedicated November 11, 1925
under the auspices of Egbert Camp No. 10
United Spanish War Veterans

 
Erected 1925 by Egbert Camp No. 10, United Spanish War Veterans.
 
Location. 41° 39.338′ N, 83° 32.21′ W. Marker is in Toledo, Ohio, in Lucas County. Marker is on Jackson Street west of North Erie Street, on the left when traveling west. Marker, memorial and sculpture are located on the Lucas County Courthouse grounds, beside the sidewalk, directly in front of the north entrance on Jackson Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 700 Adams Street, Toledo OH 43604, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. War Savings Stamps (within shouting distance of this marker); Lucas County (within shouting distance of this
Spanish American War Memorial (<i>tall view; marker mounted on granite pedestal below sculpture</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 28, 2018
2. Spanish American War Memorial (tall view; marker mounted on granite pedestal below sculpture)
marker); Toledo’s Canals (within shouting distance of this marker); William McKinley Monument (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Lucas County (about 500 feet away); Toledo (about 600 feet away); The Blade (approx. 0.2 miles away); Engine House Number One / Neptune Engine No. 1 (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Toledo.
 
More about this memorial. The bronze statue depicts a young man in the uniform of 1898 with a rifle in his hand. The statue is 8-feel tall, and stands atop a 50-ton, 10-foot granite base.
 
Also see . . .
1. Recognition of service in Spanish-American War.
(This link presents a picture of the memorial and attending citizens on dedication day, Nov. 12, 1925.) It was a peculiar war, to say the least, lasting only from April 21 to Aug. 13 of 1898. The war began after an explosion on the USS Maine in Havana Harbor during the Cuban war for independence against Spain. While President William McKinley, an Ohio native, had hoped to avoid the entanglement, political pressures at home forced him to do otherwise. It would be 27 years before northwest Ohio’s contribution to the war effort was memorialized on Armistice Day — now Veterans Day — on Nov. 12, 1925. On that date, veterans from three wars — the Civil War, World War I, and the Spanish-American War — gathered
<i>The Hiker</i> statue detail image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 28, 2018
3. The Hiker statue detail
on the lawn of the Lucas County Courthouse to dedicate a statue to the Citizen Soldier. (Submitted on August 22, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 

2. The Hiker statue. 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 August 22, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 

3. The Spanish American War. The war originated in the Cuban struggle for independence from Spain, which began in February 1895. The growing popular demand for U.S. intervention became an insistent chorus after the still-unexplained sinking in Havana harbor of the American battleship USS Maine, which had been sent to protect U.S. citizens and property after anti-Spanish rioting in Havana. The ensuing war was pathetically one-sided, since Spain had readied neither its army nor its navy for a distant war with the formidable power of the United States. By the Treaty of Paris (signed Dec. 10, 1898), Spain renounced all claim to Cuba, ceded Guam and Puerto Rico to the United States, and transferred sovereignty over the Philippines to the United
Spanish American War Memorial Plaque (<i>mounted on back side of the memorial pedestal</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 28, 2018
4. Spanish American War Memorial Plaque (mounted on back side of the memorial pedestal)
States for $20 million. (Submitted on August 22, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
Categories. Patriots & PatriotismWar, Spanish-American
 
Lucas County Courthouse (<i>north side / Jackson Street view; marker & memorial in center</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 28, 2018
5. Lucas County Courthouse (north side / Jackson Street view; marker & memorial in center)
Spanish American War Tree Memorial (<i>related marker located nearby on the courthouse grounds</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 28, 2018
6. Spanish American War Tree Memorial (related marker located nearby on the courthouse grounds)
This tree planted April 29, 1898
as the 6th Ohio Vol. Infantry
with companies
B-Bryan, I-Clyde, M-Defiance, D-Fostoria, K-Fremont,
F-Napoleon, B-Sandusky, G-Wauseon, A,C,H & l-Toledo
left for the Spanish-American War
This tablet dedicated on the
Fortieth Anniversary
Spanish American War Tree Memorial (<i>tall view; tree is missing</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 28, 2018
7. Spanish American War Tree Memorial (tall view; tree is missing)
Spanish American War Tree Memorial (<i>wide view; tree is missing</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 28, 2018
8. Spanish American War Tree Memorial (wide view; tree is missing)
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on September 14, 2018. This page originally submitted on August 18, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 56 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on August 22, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.   7, 8. submitted on September 4, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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