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Spanish American War Memorial

 
 
Spanish American War Soldier Marker image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, December 5, 2007
1. Spanish American War Soldier Marker
Inscription.
Freedom — Patriotism — Humanity

Erected by the County of Schenectady commemorating the valor and patriotism of the men of this County who served in the war with Spain, Philippine Insurrection, and China Relief Expedition 1898–1902.

Dedication May 30, 1921, under the auspices of General Eugene Griffin Camp No 11 United Spanish War Veterans and the Board of Supervisors of Schenectady County.

Rededicated June 15, 1996.
 
Erected 1921 by Auspices of General Eugene Griffin Camp No 11 United Spanish War Veterans.
 
Location. 42° 48.074′ N, 73° 54.816′ W. Marker is in Schenectady, New York, in Schenectady County. Marker is on Monument Hill east of Bradley Boulevard. Touch for map. Monument overlooks Iroquois Lake in Schenectady's Central Park. Marker is in this post office area: Schenectady NY 12304, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Ignacy Jan Paderewski (approx. one mile away); Site of the Home of Charles Proteus Steinmetz (approx. 1.2 miles away); Whipple Bowstring Truss (approx. 1.3 miles away); Nott Memorial
Spanish American War Soldier image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, December 5, 2007
2. Spanish American War Soldier
Spanish American War Soldier Bronze Sculpture "The Hiker" and plaque
(approx. 1.3 miles away); Schenectady Police Department (approx. 1.5 miles away); Revolutionary Hospital & Continental Barracks (approx. 1.5 miles away); Schenectady (approx. 1.6 miles away); The Site of Schenectady (approx. 1.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Schenectady.
 
More about this marker. Atop a boulder stands a figure of a uniformed Spanish American War soldier holding his rifle horizontally in front of him with both hands. The sleeves of his shirt are rolled up and he wears a wide-brimmed hat and a cartridge belt. A knapsack rests on his rear left hip and a canteen on his rear right hip. The monument is enclosed by a wrought-iron fence.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Other instances of Kitson's The Hiker statues entered in the database.
 
Also see . . .  Theo Alice Ruggles Kitson, sculptor. (Submitted on November 26, 2008, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
 
Additional keywords. Schenectady Central Park The
Spanish American War Soldier image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, December 5, 2007
3. Spanish American War Soldier
Sculpture is posed overlooking the frozen Iroquois Lake in Schenectady's Central Park
Hiker Boxer Rebellion

 
Categories. MilitaryWar, Spanish-American
 
“Hiker” image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, October 14, 2006
4. “Hiker”
Bronze by scupltor Theo A. R. Kitson (1871–1932) is approx 8½ feet high on a 5 foot base.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 6, 2007, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York. This page has been viewed 3,227 times since then and 33 times this year. Last updated on November 26, 2008, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 6, 2007, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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