Courtesy: Coutesy of the Regional Arts & Culture Council

Spanish American War Soldier's Monument

Portland, Oregon

Douglas Tilden (http://racc.org)

Lownsdale Square, SW Salmon St. and SW 4th Ave., Portland, Oregon, 97204
Administrator:  Regional Arts & Culture Council
Owner:  City of Portland
Date:  1906
Placement:  parks (recreation areas)
Collection:  Regional Arts & Culture Council
Artwork Type:  sculpture (visual work)
Material:  bronze (metal)
Description:  This sculpture is a memorial monument honoring the Second Oregon Volunteer Infantry, called into action by President William McKinley to provide a regiment of volunteer troops to serve in the Spanish American War. They were the first troops to enter Guam and the first to land in the Philippines to raise the American flag in Manila. They fought in 42 battles and marched 500 miles in three months from August 13th, 1898 to March 12th, 1899. The memorial was created by world class sculptor Doug Tilden, who was one of the first students at the California School for the Deaf. He studied sculpture in Paris under Paul Chopin. Many of his sculptures sit in the San Francisco and Berkeley area of California, where he lived. He is one of the most prolific California sculptors.
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