Spirit of the American Doughboy / Outagamie County World War I Memorial

© Photographed December 22, 2012 and May 25, 2017
Erected 1934 by Oney Johnson Post No. 38, American Legion
Appleton, Outagamie County, Wisconsin

 44° 14.673′ N, 88° 24.938′ W
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 Dedicated to the memory of
our comrades who entered the
service of their country
from Outagamie County
and who gave their lives in
the World War

Presented by
Oney Johnson Post No. 38,
American Legion
November 11, 1934

 Restored and rededicated
on November 11, 2006
by the readers of the Post-Crescent
and members of
American Legion Post No. 38

The memorial is located on a median between northbound and southbound South Memorial Drive / Wisconsin Highway 47, between Grove Street / West Calumet Street (to the south) and West Verbrick Street (to the north), near 1915 South Memorial Drive, Appleton, Wisconsin 54915.

NOTE: There is no parking near the memorial. I parked on Grove Street and then walked across to the median to take the photographs.

NOTE ALSO: South Memorial Drive is a very busy street! It took me over an hour to get these photos with no traffic in them.

A partnership between the Pritzker Military Museum & Library and the United States World War One Centennial Commission, with support from the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars, 100 Cities / 100 Memorials is a fund-matching program to restore official WWI Centennial Memorials across America. The Appleton "Spirit of the American Doughboy" is one of the first 50 accepted into the program.

 View of the memorial from Grove Street.

 Nearby cannon.

 With the Doughboy visible in the distance to the right.

Christmas 2012:

The flag was flying at half staff "as a mark of respect for the memory and longstanding service of Senator Danial K. Inouye, President pro tempore of the Senate". Click here for more information.

The memorial is located in Appleton, Wisconsin.

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