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Ohio in WW1 - Places & Memorials

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Dittrick Medical History Center loupe
Allen Memorial Medical Library, 11000 Euclid Avenue

The Dittrick Medical History Center explores the history of medicine through museum artifacts, archives, rare books collections, and images. The Dittrick is an interdisciplinary study center in the College of Arts and Sciences at Case Western Reserve University, but we are open to the general public and charge no admission.

The Dittrick holds a large collection of photographs and records documenting the history of the Lakeside Unit, the first U.S. medical unit to go overseas in 1915. The museum has created a website about the Lakeside Unit. In Spring 2016 the Museum will mount an exhibit about the Unit's "mock" mobilization in Philadelphia (this is featured on the website) in conjunction with a lecture entitled "Feeding War: Gender, Health, and the Mobilized Kitchen in WWI Germany".  In Spring 2017 an exhibit will be mounted about the Unit's mobilization to Rouen, France (Base Hosp. 4) after the US entered the war.

Doylestown World War I Statueloupe

This doughboy statue stands on the public square in Doylestown, Ohio. It was erected on Armistice Day, November 11, 1920, and commemorates the men and women who served during World War I. It is 10 feet (3.05 meters) tall and the base is 6 feet (1.83 meters) wide.

Eagle Township World War Memorialloupe
Fincastle Cemetery
May 30, 1961

Eagle Township World War Memorial located in Fincastle Cemetery. Hotchkiss Machine Gun tripod mount. Erected by Boy Scouts of America and Dedicated on May 30, 1961.

Gallia County World War I Memorialloupe
May 30, 1931
E. M. Viquesney
George W. Crile, M.D. (1864-1943) Historical Markerloupe
Plainfield Elementary School

George Washington Crile was born in 1864 at Chili, in Crawford Township, Coshocton County. He served in the Spanish-American War as an Army surgeon and brought clinical advances to the battlefields of World War I.

Giuseppe Moretti Historical Markerloupe
208 Market St

Giuseppe Moretti was born in Siena, Italy, and immigrated to the United States in 1888. For 40 years he sculpted monuments and heroic figures in the United States and Cuba. Moretti, known for his eclectic personality and for always wearing a green tie, was a prolific artist with completion of 12 World War I memorials, 19 monumental works, six church sculptures, 24 memorial tablets, 14 cemetery memorials, 27 sculptures in marble, bronze, and aluminum, and 27 bronze statuettes. He created the Soldiers and Sailors Monument in Toronto in 1919 as a tribute to the 300 local citizens who answered the call for service during World War I.

Licking County World War I Monumentloupe
June 22, 1929

E.M. Viquesney Spirit of the American Doughboy statue at the VFW Post 1060 in Newark dedicated to Licking County soldiers who served and died in the First World War. Plaque, likely not original, reads "Erected by Newark Post 1060 Veterans of Foreign Wars of U.S. Dedicated to those comrades of Licking County who offered their lives in humanity's defense wherer [sic] their cross may be. Comrades in the silent land, In death we salute you. Dedicated June 22, 1929."

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2260 International Parkway
North Canton
Marietta Ohio National Guard Armoryloupe

With a mission to protect citizens at home and aboard, the Ohio National Guard was originally established as the Northwest Territory Militia in Marietta on July 25, 1788, and has fought in every war since the War of 1812. Built in 1914, this Ohio National Guard Armory served both as Regimental and Company B, 7th Infantry, O.N.G. Headquarters. Later Company A, 166th Infantry, 37th Division, occupied the dual-purpose armory. The armory served Washington County as a departure point for soldiers leaving for service in World War I, World War II, and Korea. The armory also served the area in times of crisis and celebration, often used by the Red Cross, Marietta College, and other civic groups.

McConnelsville Ohio National Guard Armoryloupe

Prior to the First World War, Company M of the 7th Infantry, ONG, used the McConnelsville armory.


Ohio World War I Centennial Committee

Contact: Sara Fisher, Ohio History Connection: [email protected]

Committee Members:

Ron Chapman, American Legion Department of Ohio

Steve Ebersole, American Legion Department of Ohio

Shannon Kupfer, State Library of Ohio 

Paul LaRue, High School History Teacher (Ret.)

Dr. Paul Lockhart, Wright State University

Pete Lupiba, Ohio Department of Education

SFC Joshua Mann, Ohio Army National Guard

David Merkowitz, Ohio Humanities

Colonel Thomas Moe, United States Air Force (Ret.)

Cyrus Moore, Ohio History Connection

Toivo Motter, Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens 

Becky Preiss Odom, Ohio History Connection

Kyle Yoho, The Castle Historic House Museum




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