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Bella Vista in Benton County, Arkansas — The American South (West South Central)
 

War with Spain

 
 
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By William Fischer, Jr., October 31, 2015
1. War with Spain Marker
Inscription.

There were two principal causes for the war with Spain. The first was the brutality of the methods by which the Spanish Colonial authorities sought to suppress the revolution that began in Cuba in 1859 - methods that outraged the American sense of morality. The second was the mysterious explosion on the battleship USS Maine, which occurred on February 15, 1898, while on a goodwill visit to Havana. Investigations after the war concluded the explosion was accidental, but at the time almost everyone assumed that the Spanish had destroyed the ship. In April America declared war on Spain. The American Army landed some weeks later, and following the Battle of Kettle Hill the Spanish surrendered. As a result of this four-month long war, the United States gained the Philippines, Puerto Rico, and Guam. Fierce fighting continued in the Philippines for another four years, however, before the insurgency there was brought under control.

[Illustration caption reads]
The Rough Riders
 
Erected 2012 by the Veterans Council of Northwest Arkansas and Many Concerned Citizens and Organizations.
 
Location. 36° 26.015′ N, 94° 13.79′ W. Marker is in Bella Vista, Arkansas, in Benton County. Touch for map. Marker is

Veterans Wall of Honor, Bella Vista AR image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr.
2. Veterans Wall of Honor, Bella Vista AR
at the Veterans Wall of Honor. Marker is at or near this postal address: 103 Veterans Way, Bella Vista AR 72714, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The War Between the States (here, next to this marker); World War I (here, next to this marker); The Years Between (here, next to this marker); Triumph in Europe (here, next to this marker); Women in World War II (here, next to this marker); The Terrible Cost of World War II (here, next to this marker); World War II Home Front (here, next to this marker); Veterans Wall of Honor (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bella Vista.
 
Also see . . .
1. The Spanish-American War, 1898. (Submitted on December 27, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Crucible of Empire: The Spanish American War (at YouTube). (Submitted on December 27, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Spanish-American War. (Submitted on December 27, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
4. The World of 1898: The Spanish-American War. (Submitted on December 27, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
5. Veterans Wall of Honor, Bella Vista AR. (Submitted on January 14, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Patriots & PatriotismWar, Spanish-American
 
Veterans Wall of Honor, Bella Vista AR image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr.
3. Veterans Wall of Honor, Bella Vista AR
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 27, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 226 times since then and 42 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on December 27, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   2. submitted on December 11, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   3. submitted on November 20, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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