Sculptor Charles Keck was hired to create a monument to those killed during World War I from Lynchburg. His bronze, The Listening Post (The Doughboy) statue, was installed in 1926 at the base of Monument Terrace, taking the place of the dolphin fountain. Inscribed in the wall behind the statue are local military unit designations and the names of 43 casualties.
On May 30, 1930, an impressive monument was dedicated at Fort Lewis honoring the Army's 91st Division. The monument, featuring six statues and a 40-foot tall shaft, recalls the division's wartime contribution and honors its war dead. Sculptor Avard Fairbanks (1897-1987) designed the statues and noted Seattle architect John Graham Sr. (1873-1955) designed the monument. Frank McDermott, president of the Bon Marche Department store, donated the funds to build it. Since its dedication, the monument has become a prominent Joint Base Lewis-McChord symbol, where it continues to honor national sacrifice.
The monument is a granite pillar faced with a bronze eagle and a plaque with names of those from Elko County fallen in the Great World War. It stands in front of the courthouse in downtown Elko, Nevada.
World War I memorial in front of Humboldt County Courthouse. Memorial is to the left of the main entrance.
Text of plaque:
1914 HONOR ROLL 1918
Our Men Who Made The Supreme Sacrifice
Vernon Crossen - Marine
William Kent Lamb - Navy
Chester Arthur Lillie - Field Hospital
Ole Admundsen Littleton - Infantry
Harold Martin - Ammunition Train
Frank Emanuel Olsen - Engineer
Peter H. Petersen - Coast Artillery
William G. Quesnell - Aviation
Gino Robert - Machine Gun
Howard Vernon Robins - Marine
George Verne Rose - Motor Transport Corps
Fred Willie Scott - Infantry
Edward R. Smith - Infantry
William P. Wuyovich - Infantry