Curwensville in Clearfield County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
All Wars Memorial
Erected in honor of the World War Veterans of Curwensville, Pennsylvania by the American Legion Auxiliary, John E. Sipes Post No. 505
Erected 1925 by American Legion Auxiliary, John E. Sipes Post No. 505.
Location. 40° 58.498′ N, 78° 31.44′ W. Marker is in Curwensville, Pennsylvania, in Clearfield County. Marker is on State Street (Pennsylvania Route 879) near Locust Street, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Curwensville PA 16833, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Arnold N. Nawrocki (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Chinklacamoose (approx. 4.1 miles away); Senator William I. Betts (approx. 5.4 miles away); Murray House (approx. 5.5 miles away); Clearfield County's First Jail (approx. 5.5 miles away); Clearfield County Courthouse (approx. 5.6 miles away); William Bigler (approx. 5.6 miles away); Kurtz Brothers Building (approx. 5.6 miles away).
More about this marker. This monument, located along State Street in Curwensville, depicts the Doughboy of World War I. Dedicated on Flag Day, June 14, 1925, to veterans of all wars, it was erected by the Curwensville American Legion Auxiliary at a cost of $3,750. The bronze plaque at the base of the monument contains 203 names.
In 1988, the sculpture was corn cob blasted and the figure's helmet strap was replaced. The sculpture was rededicated on Memorial Day, May 3, 1988.
The model from which the casting for the statue was made, was the handicraft of Walter A. Sinz, a sculptor from Cleveland, Ohio sculptor. The model was made from a living figure and it is an exact reproduction of a World War I soldier.
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. An identical Doughboy Marker, located in Martinsburg, WV.
Also see . . . Smithsonian American Art Museum Entry for this monument. (Submitted on December 4, 2007, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.)
Categories. • 20th Century • Military • War, World I •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 4, 2007, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 2,158 times since then and 35 times this year. Photo 1. submitted on December 3, 2007, by Les Kopel of Oxnard, California.
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