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Des Moines Iowa - Soldiers and Sailors Monument - Historical

Des Moines  Iowa - Soldiers and Sailors  Monument  - Historical

Soldiers and Sailors Monument
This large impressive monument is located on the State Capital grounds south of the Capital Building. The 135 foot monument was started in 1894 and completed two years later. Harriet Ketcham of Iowa won a competition and was selected as the designer. She died before the project began and sculptor Carl Rohl-Smith, a native of Denmark, was retained to complete the monument. Extensive restoration took place during the 1990’s. The base includes equestrian statues of Generals Crocker, Corse, Curtis, and Dodge. There are also statues representing the infantry, cavalry, artillery and navy. Round portrait sculptures represent many Iowans prominent in the War. There are also two bas-relief scuptures - one representing Iowa at Ft. Donelson and the other titled "Homecoming

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Photo prise @ Des Moines le 29 août 2003 (© Onasill ~ Bill Badzo / Flickr)

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