Monthly Archives: May 2016

Tribute to the Doughboys

A TRIBUTE TO THE MEN OF MONROE COUNTY WHO IN THE SPIRIT OF LOYALTY SERVED THEIR COUNTRY IN THE WORLD WAR 1917 – 1918 AND LOVING MEMORY OF THOSE INSCRIBED BELOW WHO MADE THE SUPREME SACRIFICE Memorial Day is a … Continue reading

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Spanish-American War Veterans

Erected by Public Donations In memory Of the Veterans Of the Spanish- American War 1896 – 1902 Dedicated 9-26-1926 The Spanish-American War monument in the Bohemian National at Chicago, Illinois, was designed by Theo Ruggles Kitson. The eight-foot statue weighs … Continue reading

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In Honor to Soldiers, Their Mothers, Wives, and Daughters

On the highest hillock in the Walnut Hill Cemetery at Petersburg, Pike County, Indiana, stands a monument and cannon to those who served in the Civil War. The column rests on a four-sided plinth. Two sides have bas-reliefs of eagle, … Continue reading

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In Honor

PVT. MICHAEL KOKOSKA CO. L. 127 INF. He gave his life in Honor Of our Country Born Sept. 28, 1892 Died June 27, 1918 in France Many cemeteries feature memorials to soldiers. Some statues commemorate all of the soldiers who … Continue reading

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The Lamb

Walk into nearly any American graveyard and you will find tiny little lambs marking the graves of children mostly. These lambs are often found on the tops of gravestones and comes in many sizes and positions—often curled up and sleeping, … Continue reading

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Allegory vs Realism; Female vs Male Depictions

A few posts ago, I quoted June Hadden Hobbs, the editor of the Association for Gravestone Studies publication, Markers XXIX, who made an observation about nineteenth-century cemetery design (pages 4 and 5) writing that, “statues of men are historical while … Continue reading

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A Baby Saved

IN MEMORY OF VOLUNTEER FIREMEN CO’S No. 1,2,3,4, & 5. & H & L. CO No. 1. ERECTED 1902 Firefighting Companies were vital to all communities which could be swept away by fire.  Entire communities could be lost to flame, … Continue reading

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