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Doughboy Statue

144 Center St, Glen Carbon, IL 62040

(618) 207-3492

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Hours of Operation

Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Sunday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Overview

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In 1919, two young men from Glen Carbon,  Emil Trentaz and Harry G. Seaton, were killed in a World War I battle in France.  The citizens of Glen Carbon banned together, held fundraisers, and commissioned an artist to create a statue in their honor.  In November 1920, the Doughboy Statue, an informal name for a member of the US Army or Marines at that time, was erected to stand guard over their graves.

In September 2017, the statue underwent a complete restoration and was rededicated by the Glen Carbon Heritage Museum. 

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