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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. Monument overlooks Iroquois Lake in Schenectady's Central Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Schenectady NY 12304, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. 12th Ward World War II Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); 1418 Union (approx. half a mile away); Vale Cemetery
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. half a mile away); Historic Vale Cemetery / Founders & Builders (approx. half a mile away); The King’s Highway (approx. ¾ mile away); GE Realty Plot (approx. 0.9 miles away); a different marker also named Vale Cemetery (approx. one mile away); Ignacy Jan Paderewski (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Schenectady.
 
More about this memorial. 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 Hiker Boxer Rebellion
 
Categories. MilitaryWar, Spanish-American
 
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” 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.
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on August 20, 2019. This page originally submitted on December 6, 2007, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York. This page has been viewed 3,372 times since then and 37 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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