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Staten Island in Richmond County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The Hiker

 
 
The Hiker Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, May 21, 2011
1. The Hiker Marker
Inscription.
Hiker Monument
erected
in commemoration of
the heroes of all wars
in which
our beloved country
was engaged
for the
principles of democracy
and
a lasting civilization
Joseph S. Decker Camp
No 20, Dept. N.Y. – United
Spanish War veterans

[ Right of Monument: ]
Dedicated
to
our older comrades
of
Robert G. Shaw Post No 112
Grand Army of
the Republic
who battled in the War
that tried menís souls
and gave
to future generations
the heritage of
a reunited country
1861 – 1865

[ Left of Monument: ]
Dedicated
to
our younger comrades
of the
American Legion
1917 – 1918
who successfully
waged war on foreign soil
for
Freedom
Patriotism
and
Humanity

[ Back of Monument: ]
Dedicated
to
the Daughters
of the
American
Revlution
1776 – 1812
1848 – 1861 – 65
1898 – 1917 – 18

 
Erected 1916.
 
Location. 40° 38.259′ N, 74° 4.591′ W. Marker is in Staten Island, New York, in Richmond County. Marker is on Victory Blvd., on the right when traveling east. Touch for map.
Right of Monument image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, May 21, 2011
2. Right of Monument
Marker is located at the northern end of Tompkinsville Park. Marker is in this post office area: Staten Island NY 10301, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Daniel D. Tompkins (a few steps from this marker); The Watering Place (within shouting distance of this marker); Giovanni Verrazzano (approx. 0.3 miles away); Commodore John Barry (approx. 0.3 miles away); New Brighton World War II Memorial (approx. 0.8 miles away); Neville House (approx. 1.3 miles away); Livingston World War II Memorial (approx. 1.7 miles away); Bayonne Terrorist Victims (approx. 1.8 miles away in New Jersey). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Staten Island.
 
More about this marker. Originally dedicated in 1916, the monument was relocated in 1925. Additional plaques have been added since its original dedication.
 
Categories. HeroesPatriots & Patriotism
 
Left of Monument image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, May 21, 2011
3. Left of Monument
Back of Monument image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, May 21, 2011
4. Back of Monument
The Hiker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, May 21, 2011
5. The Hiker
Troops from Spanish American War campaigns were described using the term “The Hiker,” much like those from World War I were called “doughboys” and those from World War II were called “GI Joe.”
The Hiker (seen from the rear) image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, May 21, 2011
6. The Hiker (seen from the rear)
Marker in Tompkinsville Park image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, May 21, 2011
7. Marker in Tompkinsville Park
Closeup of The Hiker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, May 21, 2011
8. Closeup of The Hiker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 21, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 21, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 436 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on May 21, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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