Mule Rearing The pilots pilots in dress uniforms gas masks African American Soldiers 1 doughboys with mules African American Officers Riveters

Spirit of the American Doughboy

   
Spirit of the American Doughboyzoom
N. 1st Street and Reid Street
Palatka
FL
USA
32177
November 11, 1927
E. M. Viquesney
 
Single figure -- soldier
Figure of a World War I infantryman advancing through the stumps and barbed wire of No Man's Land. He holds a grenade in his upraised proper right hand. He used to hold a rifle in his proper left hand, but both the rifle and proper left hand are now missing.
One of four World War I figures located at the four corners of Memorial Park Bridge. The figures were originally mounted on the old Memorial Bridge completed in 1927. They were reinstalled at each end of the new bridge when it was completed in December 1976. The four World War I figures represent the three branches of the military service of that day; this figure represents the Doughboys (foot soldiers). IAS files contain copy of dedication program from the old bridge, transcription of article from Town & Country (published by Palatka Daily News) 3 (Aug. 1964), and newspaper articles from Palatka Daily News, Sept. 11, 1979 and Jan. 16, 1991.
Administered by City of Palatka, 201 North 2nd Street, Palatka, Florida 32177 Located Memorial Park Bridge, Northwest side, Palatka, Florida

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