Alton in Madison County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
This memorial is erected to commemorate the patriotism and devotion of our citizens who answered our country's call and served in the World War.
Let us have faith in that right makes might, and in that faith, let us to the end dare to do our duty as we understand it.
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To honor the memory of those who gave their lives for world freedom
Leonard Andrus Dalph Barker Elden Betz Frank Caldwell Edward Craig Benjamin Dingerson Harry Englehardt William Epps Alva Pinch John Fitzgibbons Fred Glassbrenner Edward Henkhause Fred Jackson William Keefe Edward Kniely Joseph Lippolet Charles Maguire George McCune Earl Osborn Albery Rupprecht Bert Russell Alfred Rudd Ovid Radcliff Karl Scherer Thaddeus Vaugen Maurice Walters Cary Waples
Dedicated to Those of WWII Korean Vietnam Wars
In solemn salute to those thousands of our comrades, brave men that they were, for whom there will be
Erected by East End Improvement Association.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Spirit of the American Doughboy - E. M. Viquesney marker series.
Location. 38° 55.583′ N, 90° 10.667′ W. Marker is in Alton, Illinois, in Madison County. Marker is on North Alby Street just north of Industrial Drive, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4445 North Alby Street, Alton IL 62002, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 7 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Legend of the Piasa ( approx. 2.3 miles away); Ruins of First State Prison in Illinois ( approx. 2.5 miles away); In Remembrance - Wood River Massacre - July 10, 1814 ( approx. 3.9 miles away); Lewis and Clark ( approx. 8.3 miles away in Missouri); Lewis and Clark Expedition ( approx. 9.1 miles away); The Journey Begins Here ( approx. 9.1 miles away); Wanda Methodist Church ( approx. 9.8 miles away).
More about this marker. This memorial was originally located at the intersection of Henry and Fifth streets. The monument was moved to Riverside Park in 1942 and later moved to the VFW grounds on North Alby. It was at the VFW location
The statue atop the pedestal is a replication of E. M. Viquesneys "Spirit of The American Doughboy".
Also see . . .
1. Alton, Illinois, 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 Alton, Illinois. (Submitted on May 21, 2012, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.)
2. 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 May 21, 2012, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.)
Categories. • Military • War, World I •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 20, 2012, by Mike Camero of Edwardsville, Illinois. This page has been viewed 549 times since then and 42 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on May 20, 2012, by Mike Camero of Edwardsville, Illinois. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.