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Spirit of the American Doughboy Monument

The "Spirit of the American Doughboy" monument honors local men and women of Phillips County who served in World War I. The monument was erected in 1927 after nine years of work by the Phillips County Memorial Association, aided by the Seven Generals Chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy and the City of Helena.

For 40 years, part of the rifle barrel and the bayonet were missing, and the statue needed cleaning and treatment. In January 2016 the Helena Doughboy had its bayonet and rifle end restored. The restoration was paid for by the Helena-West Helena Advertising and Promotion Commission under the guidance of Brigadier General (Ret) Riley Porter, Air National Guard. David Nunnley fabricated the replacement bayonet. The statue is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

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Junction of Cherry and Perry streets, Helena-West Helena, Arkansas
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Great River Road & Crowley's Ridge Parkway