Reno in Washoe County, Nevada — The American Mountains (Southwest)
Spanish-American War Memorial 1898-1899
—Nevada First Cavalry Volunteers —
In 1908, the Reno Red Cross Society and the Woman's Christian Temperance Union gave to the City of Reno, a public drinking fountain to serve people, horses, and dogs. It was dedicated to the Nevada Veterans of the Spanish-American War, in particular, The First Cavalry Volunteers who saw action in the Phillippines. The Nevada First Cavalry, Troop A, were distinguished as the first and only U.S. Volunteer Cavalry Unit to serve overseas. They lost one man, several were wounded and two taken prisoner during the eleven months of their tour of duty.
The fourteen-foot cast iron memorial to these men was originally located at Plaza and North Virginia Streets until the early 1930s when it was relocated to Idlewld Park. Today the restored memorial fountain is located in the Amtrak Depot where the history of the WCTU, the Red Cross Society and the Nevada Volunteers can be viewed.
Erected by City of Reno.
Location. 39° 31.414′ N, 119° 48.705′ W. Marker is in Reno, Nevada, in Washoe County. Marker is on South Virginia Street, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 150 South Virginia Street, Reno NV 89501, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking Major General Jesse Lee Reno (a few steps from this marker); Washoe County World War II Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Reno (within shouting distance of this marker); Site of Nevada’s First Public Library (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Frederick Joseph DeLongechamps (about 500 feet away); Lake's Crossing (about 500 feet away); "People thought I was crazy." (approx. 0.2 miles away); Reno's Beginning (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Reno.
Categories. • War, Spanish-American •
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