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Doughboy Statue

Corner of North Park Avenue and Adams Street, Herrin, IL 62948


This beautiful World War I memorial stands downtown in a prime location with a wall of remembrance.

A World War I memorial stature, “The Spirit of The American Dough Boy” was dedicated on September 6, 1927 following its acquisition through a project sponsored jointly by the local American Legion and VFW Posts. The solider is forever immortalized in statue form, seen is his war apparel and stance. The Dough Boy is a symbol of freedom and remembrance of those who fought for our land.

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