Scranton in Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Colonel Frank J. Duﬀy Memorial Park
Dedicated May 30th 1940
Rabiega-Gorgol Post No. 3451
Veterans of Foreign Wars
Anthracite Post No. 4
National Association of Regulars
as a memorial to those
who have entered into
a more beautiful life
Erected 2018 by Rabiega-Gorgol Post No. 3451.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Spirit of the American Doughboy - E. M. Viquesney marker series.
Location. 41° 23.959′ N, 75° 39.158′ W. Marker is in Scranton, Pennsylvania, in Lackawanna County. Marker is on Harrison Avenue north of Moosic Street (Pennsylvania Route 307), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Scranton PA 18505, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Harrison Avenue Bridge (within shouting distance of this marker); Jacob and the Angel (approx. 0.4 miles away); Jerry Tomasetti (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Honorable George W. Bush The Freedom Tree (approx. 0.4 miles away); 200th Anniversary of the U.S. Constitution (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Everhart Museum (approx. half a mile away); The Battleship Maine Memorial (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Scranton.
Regarding Colonel Frank J. Duffy Memorial Park. The VFW raised funds to have a new Doughboy statue cast to replace the heavily deteriorated/vandalized statue that originally stood on the other side of the street until Duffy Park was razed for the new approach to the new Harrison Avenue (Duffy) Bridge. Lt Col Frank J. Duffy was the highest ranking Scrantonian killed in World War I. The statue and park originally honored all local men who died in the Great War; the replica statue was dedicated on the centennial of the Armistice that ended fighting in that war.
Also see . . .
1. ‘Doughboy’ Back in Place near Harrison Avenue Bridge in Scranton. (Submitted on November 15, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Rededication of the Doughboy Statue (November 11, 2018) by Thomas Kerrigan (YouTube). (Submitted on November 15, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on November 15, 2018. This page originally submitted on November 15, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 41 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 15, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.