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Fort Wayne in Allen County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Allen County and Fort Wayne W.W. I Memorial

 

—Spirit of the American Doughboy -and- Spirit of American Navy —

 
Obverse View - - Allen County and Fort Wayne W.W. I Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Marilyn S. Wolf, April 8, 2012
1. Obverse View - - Allen County and Fort Wayne W.W. I Memorial Marker
Inscription.

( Front )

Argonne —— ∮—— Cantigny

Allen County and Fort Wayne
their Tribute
to the Glory of their Sons


Loyalty — Courage

Sacrifice — Victory

1917 —— 1918

( Obverse )

Belleau Wood —— ∮—— Soissons

Allen County and Fort Wayne
their Tribute
to the Glory of their Sons


Peace — Freedom

Democracy — Justice

1917 —— 1918
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Spirit of the American Doughboy - E. M. Viquesney marker series.
 
Location. 41° 4.617′ N, 85° 6.537′ W. Marker is in Fort Wayne, Indiana, in Allen County. Marker is on Randall Street east of Glasgow Avenue, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Located in the South/West section of Memorial Park (near entrance) in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Wayne IN 46803, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Wayne Trace (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Battle of Harmar's Ford (approx. one mile away); The Battle of Kekionga
Allen County and Fort Wayne W.W. I Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Marilyn S. Wolf, April 8, 2012
2. Allen County and Fort Wayne W.W. I Memorial
(approx. one mile away); Kekionga (approx. 1.2 miles away); The Site of General Wayne's Fort (approx. 1.3 miles away); The Last Two American Forts/The Siege of 1812 (approx. 1.3 miles away); Old Fort Wayne Well (approx. 1.3 miles away); William Wells (approx. 1.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Wayne.
 
More about this marker. There are four bronze plaques within the arches. They are so placed that a camera can not photograph. It is suggested that "rubbings" of the plaques may be the best way to acquire the information for transcription. (Can anyone help? ?)
 
Also see . . .
1. Fort Wayne - Doughboy ::. This website also contains information on all known Viquesney Doughboys (there are about 140 of them throughout the U.S.); however the link refers only to the one at Fort Wayne, IN. (Submitted on April 19, 2012, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.) 

2. "The History behind the Doughboy" ::. (Courtesy:: Karen Gardnerl in Emmitsburg, Maryland, Area Historical Society publication.) Originally published in 1991 this link gives a good
Spirit of the American Doughboy image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Marilyn S. Wolf, April 8, 2012
3. Spirit of the American Doughboy
history and other links - well worth the search and read. (Submitted on April 19, 2012, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.) 

3. Who are "Doughboy" Searchers??::. This web site gives more detailed history, photos, and items. Also examples of other Viquesney works of Historical Art. (Submitted on April 19, 2012, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.) 

4. Virtual Tour ( Courtesy - - Indiana Government web page). (Submitted on February 11, 2013, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.)
 
Categories. War, World I
 
Spirit of the American Navy image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Marilyn S. Wolf, April 8, 2012
4. Spirit of the American Navy
Allen County Courthouse - - Fort Wayne, Indiana image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Marilyn S. Wolf, April 8, 2012
5. Allen County Courthouse - - Fort Wayne, Indiana
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 19, 2012, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. This page has been viewed 1,264 times since then and 102 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on April 19, 2012, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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