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WORLD WAR 1 SANGAMON COUNTY HONOR ROLL 1917-1919

   
WORLD WAR 1 SANGAMON COUNTY HONOR ROLL 1917-1919loupe
North Grand Ave. at 1st Street
Springfield
IL
USA
62702

“DEDICATED TO THOSE WHO LOST THEIR LIVES WHILE IN THE SERVICE OF THEIR COUNTRY”

DESIGNED AND ERECTED BY AN ANONYMOUS DONOR 

An obelisk at First Street and North Grand Avenue that memorializes 113 Sangamon County residents who died in World War I.  

The memorial, about a seven-foot granite obelisk topped by a world globe, apparently was designed by the donor. Two small granite benches sit on either side of the obelisk. A vintage street light and flag pole are also in this mini street corner park.  This Monument is not vintage to the time period and was donated in approximately 2003, because it says World War 1 and not “The World War”.

 

 
Robert Shay, PH3, USNR-R, 1964-70