Joplin American Legion Doughboy Memorial (MO)

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Joplin American Legion Doughboy Memorial (MO)

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Information

Title

Joplin American Legion Doughboy Memorial (MO)

Date

dedicated November 11, 1940

Description

The Robert S. Thurman American Legion Post No. 13 commissioned a doughboy for the Legion section of Osborne Cemetery. The statue, made of Arkansas marble, stands 6 feet, 2 1/2 inches tall and rests on a concrete base that is 6 feet high. A plaque on the base carries a simple inscription: “The American Legion, Joplin, Mo., In Memoriam, Robert S. Thurman Post No. 13.” It was dedicated on Armistice Day, 1940.

Location

Osborne Cemetery
33rd McClelland Blvd
Joplin, Jasper County, Missouri

Contributing Institution

Laurie Sisk, Joplin Globe, photographer