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“The Spirit of the American Doughboy”

 
 
"The Spirit of the American Doughboy" Marker, here known as the "Olympia version" image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, April 3, 2011
1. "The Spirit of the American Doughboy" Marker, here known as the "Olympia version"
Smithsonian Art Inventory Control Number: SC000047
Inscription.
Dedicated to
The Memory Of Our Comrades
Who Gave Their Lives In
The World War

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Presented by
The people of the Pacific Community
November 11, 1930
(Followed by list of 11 names)
(Reverse side)
Pacific Community
Honor Roll
1917-1918

(Followed by list of 224 names in four columns)

 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Spirit of the American Doughboy - E. M. Viquesney marker series.
 
Location. 33° 59.114′ N, 81° 2.135′ W. Marker is in Columbia, South Carolina, in Richland County. Marker is at the intersection of Wayne Street and Whaley Street, in the median on Wayne Street. Touch for map. Located in the Olympia section of Columbia. Marker is in this post office area: Columbia SC 29201, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Blossom Street School / Celia Dial Saxon School (approx. half a mile away); Blossom Street (approx. 0.6 miles away); "Commissioners' Oak" (approx. 0.7 miles away); Booker T. Washington High School (approx. 0.8 miles away); Gladden Home Site
"The Spirit of the American Doughboy" Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, April 3, 2011
2. "The Spirit of the American Doughboy" Marker
(approx. 0.8 miles away); College Street (approx. 0.8 miles away); Site of Parade Ground (approx. 0.9 miles away); Lieber College (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Columbia.
 
Regarding "The Spirit of the American Doughboy". Currently known locations of Viquesney's Doughboy:
Despite E. M. Viquesney's boast that at least one of his "Spirit of the American Doughboy" statues was located "in every state of the Union", the statue has only been found in the following 39 states:
Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska*, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.
 
Also see . . .
1. "E. M. Viquesney, Sculptor". (Submitted on April 30, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
2. "The Spirit of the American Doughboy". The Doughboy War: Viquesney vs. John Paulding (Submitted on April 30, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
"The Spirit of the American Doughboy" Reverse side image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, April 3, 2011
3. "The Spirit of the American Doughboy" Reverse side
 
 
Categories. War, World I
 
"The Spirit of the American Doughboy" Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, April 3, 2011
4. "The Spirit of the American Doughboy" Marker
"The Spirit of the American Doughboy", Seen here along Whaley Street at Wayne Street image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, April 3, 2011
5. "The Spirit of the American Doughboy", Seen here along Whaley Street at Wayne Street
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 30, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 678 times since then and 47 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on May 2, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.
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