Oakdale Memorial Gateway
Grand Army of the Republic 1861 • 1866
—United Spanish War Veterans 1898 • 1902 —
In 1918 this gateway was erected as a memorial to Civil and Spanish War veterans. The bronze statue on the left is a Union soldier while the one on the right is a Rough Rider. The original gateway was 12 feet apart and included a folding bronze gate. In 1933 the pillars were widened to 33 feet to allow for large vehicles. After a vehicle destroyed part of the left pillar in 1990, it was rebuilt in 1992 at a cost of $70,000. The original cost of the entire gateway was $13,000.
who gave their lives to the defense
of their country
Dedicated to all our loyal sons
who showed distinguished valor
upon the nation's battlefields
This memorial erected in 1917
by the County of Saline
Location. 38° 50.178′ N, 97° 36.152′ W. Marker is in Salina, Kansas, in Saline County. Marker is on Oakdale Drive, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: North Entrance to Oakdale Park, Salina KS 67401, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking Col. William A. Phillips (here, next to this marker); Gen. John A. Logan (a few steps from this marker); Replica of the Statue of Liberty (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Oakdale/Carver Pool (about 700 feet away); Founders Park (approx. 0.4 miles away); Site of First Free Ferry on Smoky Hill River (approx. 0.4 miles away); Fox-Watson Theatre (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Founders of the Salina Town Company (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Salina.
Categories. • Man-Made Features • Patriots & Patriotism • War, Spanish-American • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 12, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 211 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11. submitted on January 12, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.