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Tarrant County War Memorial “Spirit of the American Doughboy”

 
 
Tarrant County War Memorial "Spirit of the American Doughboy" Marker image. Click for full size.
By Randal B. Gilbert, January 22, 2016
1. Tarrant County War Memorial "Spirit of the American Doughboy" Marker
Inscription. (South Face)
This memorial is dedicated
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
(North Face)
This statue is gratefully and lovingly
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
This plaque
was on the original pedestal.

 
Erected 1929.
 
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
Tarrant County War Memorial "Spirit of the American Doughboy" Marker image. Click for full size.
By Randal B. Gilbert, January 22, 2016
2. Tarrant County War Memorial "Spirit of the American Doughboy" Marker
or near this postal address: 2301 N Sylvania Ave, Fort Worth TX 76111, United States of America.
 
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, KoreanWar, VietnamWar, World IWar, World II
 
Tarrant County War Memorial "Spirit of the American Doughboy" Monument Front Inscription image. Click for full size.
By Randal B. Gilbert, January 22, 2016
3. Tarrant County War Memorial "Spirit of the American Doughboy" Monument Front Inscription
Tarrant County War Memorial "Spirit of the American Doughboy" Monument Rear Inscription image. Click for full size.
By Randal B. Gilbert, January 22, 2016
4. Tarrant County War Memorial "Spirit of the American Doughboy" Monument Rear Inscription
 
 
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 244 times since then and 56 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.
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