Spirit of the American Doughboy, 1921, Americus

Historic Rees Park Americus GA Doughboy World War I Monument Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2015

Located in Rees Park, this monument honoring the soldiers of World War I was actually designed while its creator, Indiana native E. M. Viquesney, was living in Americus, though the first one to be manufactured was placed in Nashville, Georgia, prior to the erection of this one. The design was mass-produced in the 1920s and 1930s and is the most popular of its kind, with hundreds located in parks throughout the United States. It’s known as the Spirit of the American Doughboy.

Americus Historic District, National Register of Historic Places



4 thoughts on “Spirit of the American Doughboy, 1921, Americus

  1. John Ingersoll

    I was sure I’d seen this statue in Helena, Arkansas, and now am certain. Thanks for the interesting information.


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