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Doughboy Statue

375 East Locust Street, Columbia, IL 62236

Public Art

The “Spirit of the American Doughboy” is memorialized in this statue by Ernest M. Viquesney.

It was felt that a fitting monument should be erected to commemorate the sacrifices made by our local veterans. While the focus of the statue was on the Doughboy of the Great War [ World War One ] the monument was dedicated to “Our Sons and Daughters who served there nation in freedoms cause” during the Six Great Wars. The “Doughboy” stands on the grounds of Post 581’s Legion Park. 


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