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Doughboy Statue

Park Avenue & Adams Street
Herrin, IL 62948
Phone: 618-942-6166
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, the solider is seen is his war apparel and stance.  The Dough Boy is a symbol of freedom and remembrance of those who fought for our land.  The Dough Boy sits in the heart of Herrin on Park Avenue Street after multiple relocations.  There are only a few Dough Boys in the country and we are honored to have one of 90 in the U.S.

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