Two Rivers Civil War Memorial


© Photographed September 3, 2012
Erected 1900
Two Rivers, Manitowoc County, Wisconsin\
44° 8.945′ N, 87° 34.099′ W
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The memorial is located at Two Rivers Central Park on northbound Washington Street / State Highway 42, just north of its intersection with 17th Street, near 1739 Washington Street, Two Rivers, Wisconsin 54241.

Recollection Wisconsin: Wisconsin's Civil War Monuments (November 10, 2015), by Melinda Roberts (me!!!):
Manitowoc County’s soldiers’ monument was unveiled on June 9, 1900 with “fitting ceremonies in the presence of an immense throng.” The monument was presented to the city of Two Rivers by the Joseph Rankin Post of the Grand Army of the Republic. Ceremonies began with an elaborate parade to the monument’s location, where a chorus of 700 school children sang “Rally ‘Round the Flag.” After an opening prayer and presentation speech, Mae B. Hurst, daughter of William Hurst (a founding member and past commander of the Joseph Rankin Post) unveiled the flag as USRC Merrill fired a salute from the harbor.

The Two Rivers monument is Connecticut granite at its base; the 8-foot soldier atop is made of bronze. Members of the Joseph Rankin G.A.R. post solicited funds for the monument, and received “a hearty response” from the community. The monument is located at Two Rivers Central Park, next to a Wisconsin Historical Society marker that identifies Two Rivers as the birthplace of the ice cream sundae.




Revisited March 29, 2014:
 (it's definitely a challenge to photograph an all-black statue)

 Facing Washington Street . . .




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