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Viquesney's Doughboy

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Hidden : 05/22/2002
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This cache is located in most states but may require some searching. The coordinates above are for our Doughboy.

Spirit of the American Doughboy
This bronze statue was a tribute to those who served in WWI. He is the creation of E M Viquesney of Spencer, IN 1876-1946. The doughboy was designed and copyrighted in 1920 in Spencer. The late T. Perry Wesley (former editor emeritus of The Spencer Evening World) did an extensive search to locate as many of the Viquesney Doughboys as he could. At last count at least 135 statues were placed in 35 states. The Viquesney Doughboy is shown walking between 2 stumps and barbed wire and has a nameplate imprinted on the base. These features distinguish Viquesney's statue from ones created later by other sculptors. Our Doughboy was placed in 1927, seems odd we didn't get one of the first ones made, as they were made right here.

We would like to find where all these statues were placed. If you can find when yours was placed that would be great. Please take a picture of your statue and the nameplate and give your coordinates. To verify your find you and your GPS should be in the photo. (No internet downloads, scanned magazine photos, or old vacation photos.) One log per 'cacher, each statue can be logged only once.
We hope you enjoy the search.

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