Markesan World War I Doughboy

© Photographed May 8, 2017
Erected 1946 by August F. Hein
Markesan, Green Lake County, Wisconsin
43.717449, -88.989647

The Markesan World War I Doughboy is located on the grounds of the Markesan Resident Home, and is accessible from northbound North Margaret Street / Wisconsin Highway 44, north of its intersection with North Street, at or near 1130 North Margaret Street, Markesan, Wisconsin 53946.

The Spirit of the American Doughboy is a pressed copper sculpture by E. M. Viquesney, designed to honor the veterans and casualties of World War I. Mass-produced during the 1920s and 1930s for communities throughout the United States, the statue's design was the most popular of its kind, spawning a wave of collectible miniatures and related memorabilia as well as numerous copies by other artists. Its title is often shortened to "The Doughboy", and in some locales it is nicknamed Iron Mike.

Some of the bricks in front of the memorial.

The memorial is located on the grounds of
Markesan Resident Home in Markesan, Wisconsin.

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