Fort Worth in Tarrant County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Tarrant County War Memorial “Spirit of the American Doughboy”
to the honor of
Tarrant County citizens
who served their country during
World War I
World War II
The Korean War
The Vietnam War
The Persian Gulf War
May 25, 1980
dedicated to the memory of
the men of Tarrant County
who gave their lives in the World War
1914 — 1918
The gift of Mount Olivet Cemetery Co.
to the Bothwell Kane Post No 21,
American Legion and its Auxiliary.
“The Spirit of the American Doughboy”
statue was erected November 17, 1929
was on the original pedestal.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Spirit of the American Doughboy - E. M. Viquesney marker series.
Location. 32° 47.528′ N, 97° 18.844′ W. Marker is in Fort Worth, Texas, in Tarrant County. Marker can be reached from North Sylvania Avenue 0.2 miles south of NE 28th Street (Texas Highway 183), on the right. Touch for map. This monument is in the center of the Mount Olivet Cemetery. Marker is at
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Mount Olivet Cemetery (approx. 0.3 miles away); Armour & Company (approx. 1.8 miles away); Armour and Swift Plaza (approx. 1.8 miles away); Swift & Company (approx. 1.8 miles away); Fort Worth Belt Railway (approx. 1.8 miles away); Fort Worth Livestock Exchange (approx. 1.9 miles away); Fort Worth Stock Yards Company (approx. 1.9 miles away); Quanah Parker (approx. 1.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Worth.
Regarding Tarrant County War Memorial "Spirit of the American Doughboy". This is one of two places where a Viquesney "Doughboy" shares a pedestal with another statue. In 1980 the Doughboy was taken from its original pedestal and placed in a new mounting along with a GI statue sculpted by Giordano Grassi. The south or front inscription is for the joint memorial and the plaque and inscription on the north or rear of the memorial honors the original Doughboy statue.
Also see . . . E. M. Viquesney Database. (Submitted on January 22, 2016, by Randal B. Gilbert of Tyler, Texas.)
Categories. • War, Korean • War, Vietnam • War, World I • War, World II •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 22, 2016, by Randal B. Gilbert of Tyler, Texas. This page has been viewed 227 times since then and 39 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 22, 2016, by Randal B. Gilbert of Tyler, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.