Oregon World War Memorial 1920

© Photographed August 15, 2016
Erected by William M. Johnson American Legion Post 534
Dedicated June 10, 1920
Oregon, Dane County, Wisconsin
42.925975, -89.384302

ERECTED IN HONOR OF THOSE WHO SERVED
OUR COUNTRY IN THE WORLD WAR
1914-1918

The memorial is located on a small city triangle at the intersection of South Main Street and Janesville Street, Oregon, Wisconsin 53575.

Oregon History: World War I Memorial
  • The memorial's granite shaft came from the original old Chicago City Hall
  • Six horses and numerous Oregon men were needed to erect the memorial
  • Republican vice-presidential candidate Wisconsin Senator Irvine Luther Lenroot dedicated the memorial
  • Wisconsin Governor Emanuel Lorenz Phillip attended the dedication ceremony
  • Gold Star Mother Chris Johnson (mother of William M. Johnson) unveiled the monument
  • Hundreds of spectators attended the dedication ceremony

See also, Janesville & Main Street / World War Memorial 1920, also at this location.









Vintage photo of the memorial, housed at the
Oregon Welcome Center. Used with generous permission.


The memorial is located in Oregon, Wisconsin.

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