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Paragould War Memorial-Lady Liberty

The Paragould War Memorial is a bronze Statue of Liberty replica associated with the post-World War I movement to memorialize Arkansans who served in the war. It was one of eight sculptures erected across the state in the 10 to 15 years following the end of the war in 1919. The other seven sculptures depict "doughboy" figures. American Legion records show that 476 men from Greene County served in World War I. Forty of them lost their lives. To honor those men, $2,000 was raised by public subscription for a memorial. The statue was created by artist John Paulding and cast by the American Art Foundry in Chicago. It was unveiled on Armistice Day, November 11, 1924, before a crowd of 5,000. It is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

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Jct. of 3rd and Court Streets, Paragould, Arkansas