World War I Peace Monument Historical

World War I Peace Monument Historical (HM1T73)

Location: Carlsbad, TX 76934 Tom Green County
Country: United States of America

N 31° 40.039', W 100° 42.736'

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At the close of "The Great War," the citizens of Water Valley wanted to honor those of their community who had served overseas. They were inspired by a small family monument erected on the eastern ridge of Mount McLaughlin in 1902.
     On Armistice Day, November 11, 1918, at least ten men and a burro named "Come On" climbed the 2,410-foot rise of Mount McLaughlin two miles south of this site. They built five tiers of native fieldstone on the western end of the peak. Designed by local mason Harry Howard, the monument stands twenty-two feet high and measures eight feet wide at its base. It bears the names of the Water Valley men who served in World War I: Herschel Ditmore, John Gillespie, Webb Gillespie, Earl Hanson, Chester Harden, Mark Harden, Ollie McCrary, John Runnels, Boone Rainey, Ulysis Rainey, J.H. Ruth, and Mark Trotter. Important facts about the war also are listed. The builders of this monument were Frank Demere, George Demere, Houston Ditmore, Harve Earnest, Will Garner, Pablo Garza, Harry Howard, S.L. Tate, Stanley Turner, and R.R. Wade.
     The monument continues to honor the heroes of Water Valley. Four of the veterans and five of the builders are interred in the Water Valley Cemetery.
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HM NumberHM1T73
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Year Placed1997
Placed ByTexas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 12237.)
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, July 23rd, 2016 at 9:01pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)14R E 337675 N 3504834
Decimal Degrees31.66731667, -100.71226667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 31° 40.039', W 100° 42.736'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds31° 40' 2.34" N, 100° 42' 44.16" W
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Area Code(s)325
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 16058-16060 Spring Rd, Carlsbad TX 76934, US
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