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Bristol in Hartford County, Connecticut — The American Northeast (New England)
 

The Hiker

 
 
The Hiker Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, July 7, 2010
1. The Hiker Marker
Inscription.
The Hiker
Spanish American War Soldier
Given By
The Vanesse Family
In Memory Of
Deceased World War II Veterans
November 12, 1984

 
Erected 1983.
 
Location. 41° 40.18′ N, 72° 55.934′ W. Marker is in Bristol, Connecticut, in Hartford County. Marker is on Memorial Boulevard 0.1 miles east of East Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Located in Memorial Boulevard Park. Marker is in this post office area: Bristol CT 06010, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Bristol Veterans Monument (a few steps from this marker); Bristol World War I Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Bristol Revolutionary War Plaque (within shouting distance of this marker); Veterans Memorial Park (within shouting distance of this marker); The History of Memorial Boulevard (within shouting distance of this marker); Bristol Vietnam Conflict Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Bristol World War II - Korean War Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Bristol Persian Gulf War Monument (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bristol.
 
More about this marker.
The Hiker Statue and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, July 7, 2010
2. The Hiker Statue and Marker
Spanish - American "Hiker II" War Statue - Was placed on the Boulevard in May 1983 and dedicated the following summer to all soldiers killed in WWII. This statue is a replica of the Spanish - American War Monument located on Park Street next to Muzzy Field which was dedicated on September 26, 1929. The statue was originally part of Nettie Rockwell's Brightwood Estate on West Street. - John (Jack) Denehy, Memorial Military Museum Inc.
 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia article about many "The Hiker" statues made by Allen George Newman. (Submitted on January 20, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. War, World II
 
The Hiker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, July 7, 2010
3. The Hiker
Foundry Mark image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, July 7, 2010
4. Foundry Mark
The J.L. Mott
Iron Wks. N.Y.
The Hiker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, July 7, 2010
5. The Hiker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 22, 2017. This page originally submitted on July 24, 2010, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 931 times since then and 199 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on July 24, 2010, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.
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