Canyon in Randall County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Randall County World War I Memorial
in humanity's defense
in the War of the Nation
and in memory of those
of Randall County
who gave their last full measure
Archie Key • Clifford Dooley • Willie A. Floyd • Randall Moreland • Warren Muchison • Virgil Brown • Clayton Gamel • Elmer Zoelers • Ernest Weynard • George Guest
1917 — 1918
Erected 1928 by The American Legion Auxiliary. (Marker Number 4190.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Spirit of the American Doughboy - E. M. Viquesney marker series.
Location. 34° 58.777′ N, 101° 55.71′ W. Marker is in Canyon, Texas, in Randall County. Marker is at the intersection of 4th Avenue (State Highway 217) and 15th Street, on the right when traveling east on 4th Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is on the southeast corner. Marker is in this post office area: Canyon TX 79015, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Randall County ( within shouting distance of this marker); First National Bank Building ( within shouting distance of this marker); Randall County Courthouse The Smith Building ( within shouting distance of this marker); "The Canyon News" ( about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); City of Canyon ( about 500 feet away); Presbyterian Church Building ( about 600 feet away); The Little House of Fellowship ( about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Canyon.
Also see . . .
1. Canyon, Texas 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 Canyon, Texas. (Submitted on June 5, 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 history and other links - well worth the search and read. (Submitted on June 5, 2012, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.)
Categories. • War, World I •
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